Felipe Massa

Chinese GP: Massa quickest in second practice

Felipe-MassaShanghai, April 12 : Ferrari's Felipe Massa set the pace in the second practice session at the Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix here Friday.

With tyre degradation again looking high, the Brazilian took advantage of a short run on soft tyres to set the best time of one minute, 35.340 seconds.

Kimi Raikkonen was second fastest for Lotus in 1:35.492, while Massa's teammate Fernando Alonso third at 1:35.755.

Nico Rosberg, who set the fastest time for Mercedes in the first practice earlier Friday, was fourth in 1:35.819. Red Bull Racing's Mark Webber came fifth in 1:36.092 while his teammate Sebastian Vettel was 10th quickest with

Massa sees himself as championship contender

Felipe-MassaNew Delhi, March 27 : Formula 1 driver Felipe Massa of Ferrari sees himself as a contender for this year's drivers' world championship after making a good start to the season.

The Brazilian currently lies fifth in the drivers' standings with 22 points ahead of teammate Fernando Alonso, who is on 18 points. Massa has also out-qualified his double world champion teammate for the four last consecutive Grands Prix.

Massa first to test new Ferrari

/Felipe-Massa_Rio de Janeiro, Jan 25 : Brazil's Felipe Massa will be the first driver to test Ferrari's 2013 Formula 1 car.

The 31-year-old will be the designated driver for trials at Jerez from Feb 5-7 before two-time world champion Fernando Alonso returns from his off-season break two weeks later, Ferrari confirmed on its website Thursday, reports Xinhua.

Buoyed at being given a 12-month contract extension late last year, Massa recently revealed plans to challenge for the 2013 F1 drivers' championship.

Massa eases Nando tension

Massa eases Nando tensionLondon, Oct. 16 : Brazilian race car driver Felipe Massa as backtracked on comments made about Fernando Alonso after claiming his future Ferrari team-mate knew about Formula One'' race-fixing scandal.

According to The Sun, Massa claimed the Spaniard was aware of the plot that saw Nelson Piquet Junior deliberately crash his Renault in last year''s Singapore Grand Prix, which helped him claim victory.

Massa has now moved to calm the growing tension between him and Alonso, who recently signed a three-year deal with Ferrari.

‘Back to best’ Massa says “everything has returned to how it was before accident

‘Back to best’ Massa says “everything has returned to how it was before accidentLondon, Oct 14 : Formula One racing driver Felipe Massa, who experienced a horrific accident during the Hungarian Grand Prix in July, has insisted that he has made a complete recovery.

He said he was feeling as good as ever after getting back into the cockpit of a Ferrari for the first time since his freak accident.

Massa practiced on a privately owned Formula One Ferrari at the Fiorano track in Italy on Sunday.

Felipe Massa to wave chequered flag at Brazilian GP

Felipe Massa to wave chequered flag at Brazilian GPLondon, Oct 9 : Injured Brazilian Formula One racing driver Felipe Massa will be back in action during the Brazilian Grand Prix next week, where he would be waving the chequered flag.

The Ferrari star follows Brazilian celebrities including Pele and supermodel Gisele Bundchen in waving the flag.

Massa is recovering from serious head injury, which he suffered during a crash while qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest. He is hopeful to return to driving in the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi, the Mirror reports.

Massa still hopeful of racing in Abu Dhabi

Massa still hopeful of racing in Abu DhabiRome - Felipe Massa remains hopeful that he will regain fitness in time to race in the season-ending Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix next month.

The Ferrari driver has been out of action since sustaining head injuries during qualifying for July's Hungarian GP but spent six hours in a racing simulator in Modena this week in an effort to show his return to fitness.

"We worked very well and without any problems," Massa was quoted as saying on the Italian marque's website.

Massa feels ''robbed'' of F1 world title by Piquet’s deliberate Singapore crash

Massa feels ''robbed'' of F1 world title by Piquet’s deliberate Singapore crashLondon, Oct. 2 : Ferrari driver Felipe Massa is of the view that the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix result on the grounds that Renault driver Nelson Piquet Junior''s deliberately crashed and allowed teammate Fernando Alonso to win, "robbing" him of glory.

"All of what happened was robbery - but regarding the race nothing has happened, the result remains the same. This is not right," The Telegraph quoted Massa, as telling Globo Television.

Massa drives first laps in kart after accident

Felipe-MassaSao Paulo, Brazil  - Brazilian Formula 1 driver Felipe Massa returned to the tracks two months after a serious accident in the Hungarian Grand Prix, though only to do a few laps in a kart, Brazilian media reported Tuesday.

Massa, 28, did six laps at Granja Viana, near São Paulo on Monday. He reportedly had no problems in the tests, and only cut them short due to the heavy rain. According to sports website globoesporte. com, Massa was planning further tests on the karting track this week.

Spectators were asked not to take photos or recordings of Massa, who drove a red kart in a green and yellow helmet and a Ferrari suit.

Massa to make karting return in November

Massa to make karting return in November Sao Paulo  - Felipe Massa will return to motor racing in a charity karting event in his native Brazil in November as the Ferrari driver continues his recovery from head injuries sustained in July during qualifying for the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix.

"I'm going to take part again in the International Challenge of the Stars," said Massa, 28 in a promotional video.

Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello are also scheduled to take part in the event.

Massa to have titanium plate surgery on his skull

Massa to have titanium plate surgery on his skullLondon, Sep. 8 : Ferrari driver Felipe Massa will have a titanium plate surgically inserted in his head to ensure he is fit to return to Formula One next year.

Massa said the titanium-infused plate was necessary to protect a weak spot caused by the initial surgery so that next season he will be ready to race again for Ferrari.

Massa will return "better than before," doctor says

Felipe MassaRio de Janeiro  - Felipe Massa's personal doctor believes that the Ferrari driver will return to Formula 1 "better than before" when he finally recovers from injury.

Dino Altmann, Massa's personal doctor, told the German Press Agency dpa that the Brazilian driver is recovering well from the serious accident he suffered in Hungary on July 25.

"He is no longer at risk, since tests came out normal," Altmann said.

Ferrari expect Massa to return next season

Ferrari expect Massa to return next season Maranello, Italy - Brazilian Felipe Massa will not return to Formula One racing this season after the head injuries suffered in qualifying at the Hungarian Grand Prix in July, Ferrari indicated Tuesday.

However the Italian team said on it website Massa was making good progress and that detailed tests carried out in Florida on Sunday had proved positive.

"Naturally the results were received with great joy and satisfaction at Maranello with the prospect to be able to count on Felipe 100 per cent for the start of the next racing season," Ferrari said.

Massa leaves Budapest clinic for Brazil return

Massa leaves Budapest clinic for Brazil return Budapest - Felipe Massa left a Budapest hospital on Monday as he returned to his native Brazil to recover from severe head injuries sustained in qualifying for the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix on July 25.

The departure was confirmed by the Hungarian defence ministry, which oversees the AEK military hospital where Massa underwent treatment.

Massa, 28, was taken in an ambulance to Ferihegy airport for the flight in a private plane to Sao Paulo. He is due to spend a few more days in hospital there before going home for further rehabilitation.

Brazil''s Massa will return home on Monday

Brazil''s Massa will return home on MondayLondon, Aug. 1 : Brazilian race car driver Felipe Massa will return home to Sao Paulo on Monday, nine days after fracturing his skull in a freak accident.

According to the Daily Express, Massa, 28, has made a swift recovery from life-saving surgery required after the accident during qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Massa was struck by a suspension spring that had worked its way off Rubens Barrichello's Brawn car, and crashed his Ferrari into a tyre barrier.

Doctor: Massa to return to Brazil on Monday

Felipe MassaBudapest  - Felipe Massa will return to his native Brazil on Monday, his personal physician revealed Friday at the AEK military hospital in Budapest where the Ferrari driver is recovering from his crash last weekend during qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Doctor Dino Altmann said the 28-year-old Formula One driver was "in a good mood and good condition" as he continues his recovery from the accident which left him with multiple skull fractures and a concussion.

Massa hoping to return home following Hungary crash

Massa hoping to return home following Hungary crash Budapest - Felipe Massa continues to recover from his crash during
qualifying last weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix and hopes to leave
Budapest's AEK military hospital for home in the near future.

want to go home. I feel really good," Massa was quoted as saying by his
personal physician Dino Altmann, who told reporters in the Hungarian
capital on Thursday that he was sure the injured Ferrari driver will
one day be back behind the wheel.

"He looks like a boxer, but he is eating regularly, walking and taking showers," he said.

Massa continues to improve, could move to Paris hospital Thursday

Felipe Massa Hamburg  - The condition of Felipe Massa continues to improve in a Budapest hospital and the Formula One driver could be transferred to a Paris clinic as early as Thursday.

The Ferrari driver has already taken his first steps and should be released from intensive care on Wednesday, the Italian marque said in a statement.

Meanwhile, his father Luis Antonio Massa told the Brazilian Folha de S. Paulo newspaper that the 28-year-old would be moving to a Paris clinic for further treatment.

Massa showing signs of recovery, says government spokesman

Massa showing signs of recovery, says government spokesmanBudapest  - Felipe Massa is awakening more and more often and can respond when spoken too, as well as move his arms and legs, a spokesman for the Hungarian Defence Ministry said on local television on Monday morning.

"This can be taken as a good sign," Istvan Bocskai said.

The spokesman said Massa had been subjected to a further CT scan in the morning.

"The CT scan revealed nothing that gave the doctors cause for worry," Bocskai said.

Massa remains stable in Budapest hospital

Felipe MassaBudapest  - Felipe Massa remans in a stable condition in a Budapest hospital following emergency surgery for skull damage and a concussion suffered as a result of a crash Saturday in the qualifying session for the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix.

Massa crashed into a tyre wall Saturday after the Ferrari driver was hit on the helmet by a spring that flew from the Brawn GP car of Rubens Barrichello.

"After the operation he is being cared for in intensive care and now he is in stable, satisfactory condition", Budapest's AEK military hospital said in a statement.

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