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MASSA INJURED, not racing sunday

http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2009/7/9671.html

Massa was sent to the hospital late during Q2 he was headed toward turn 4 when a spring damper from Rubens brawn hit him in the head, very freak accident it scares me even more since this is how Henry Surtees died.

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This is very unfortunate news and scary at the same time. Like you mentioned, it happens a week after Henry was killed by a tire hitting him in the face and now Massa involved in this accident.

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Video no longer available due to a COPY RIGHT claim by F1 Management.

They want a cut of the profit for video of our hero getting hurt. How much would you pay for video of them getting mugged on a street corner...?

How about...I want a cut of the profits for tuning my TV to your channel...

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Video no longer available due to a COPY RIGHT claim by F1 Management.

They want a cut of the profit for video of our hero getting hurt. How much would you pay for video of them getting mugged on a street corner...?

How about...I want a cut of the profits for tuning my TV to your channel...

I'll start the bidding at $2...Why pay for what dreams can be made of

Massa is seeming to move his limbs and recognize persons as of this morning.

talking replacement driver[s] already.

thought go out to his family and soon to be born child

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a shame that this accident happened but really, how could it be prevented!? what are the chances of that happening again!?!? it was just plain bad luck...

goes to show how safe F1 cars and circuits became after Senna's death

I think Massa will be fine but probably won't race again this year, but in 2010 he shall race with Alonso in the red cars

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Fortunately the news coming out of the hospital is much better than it could have been. They say that Massa's eyesight is not damaged and he may be home in 10 days time. Let's hope so. I wouldn't wish serious injury on anyone, least of all Massa as he seems like a genuinely nice guy.

The list of potential replacements for the remainder of this season is very interesting: Michael Schumacher, Fernando Alonso, David Coulthard and Luca Badoer. Anyobe care to guess who it might be?

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I hope Valentino Rossi takes his seat hehehehehe

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I hope Valentino Rossi takes his seat hehehehehe
Why not? They say that Sebastien Loeb is going to have at least one race in a Torro Rosso when the WRC season is over.

Most likely option is that Alonso will get out of his contract with Renault somehow, he'll team up with Kimi for the rest of the season, and subject to Massa being fit next year, Alonso will partner Massa in 2010 and Kimi will go off to compete in next years WRC.

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I doubt Alonso will replace Massa this year

to me it will probably be one of the test drivers, either Gene or Badoer

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I hope Valentino Rossi takes his seat hehehehehe
yea hahahah that would be bellissima!
they are saying that felipe will be outof the hospital in one week so he will be good for the race in Valencia

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The list of potential replacements for the remainder of this season is very interesting: Michael Schumacher, Fernando Alonso, David Coulthard and Luca Badoer. Anyobe care to guess who it might be?
Ferrari announced today that Schumacher will be stepping in for Massa :

Earlier on Wednesday the Bild newspaper in Germany had reported that Schumacher would come out of retirement and drive for his former team, for whom he currently works in advisory capacity.

Ferrari confirmed the move on Wednesday afternoon saying the German would replace the injured Brazilian driver Felipe Massa until the end of the season.

"Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro intends to put Michael Schumacher in Felipe Massa's car until the Brazilian driver will be able to race again," Ferrari confirmed in a statement.

"Michael Schumacher said he is ready and, over the next few days, will undertake a specific training programme at the end of which confirmation will be given of his participation in the championship with effect from the European Grand Prix on the 23rd of August."

Schumacher said on his own website: "The most important thing first: thanks God, all news concerning Felipe are positive. I wish him all the best again.

"I was meeting this afternoon with Stefano Domenicali and Luca di Montezemolo and together we decided that I will prepare myself to take the place of Felipe.

"Though it is true that the chapter Formula 1 has been closed for me since long and completely, it is also true that for loyalty reasons to the team I cannot ignore that unfortunate situation. But as the competitor I am I also very much look forward to facing this challenge."

Schumacher, though, will first have to undergo a rigorous training programme as he is understood to still be recovering from neck and back injuries sustained in a motorbike test in Spain in February.

Massa, who suffered horrific head injuries in the Hungarian Grand Prix at the weekend, is still in intensive care following his crash which was caused when a metal spring from a Brawn GP car, driven by compatriot Rubens Barrichello, hit him as he was travelling at 170mph during qualifying on Saturday.

Massa was airlifted to the AEK military hospital in Budapest where emergency surgery was performed immediately before the Ferrari driver was induced into a coma.

However, after worries that the world championship runner-up might not race again, Massa's condition is no longer life-threatening and doctors revealed that fears over the potential damage to his left eye and sight had subsided.

Schumacher, who won 91 Formula One races in a sixteen-year career with Jordan, Benetton and Ferrari, retired from the sport in 2006, two years after he won his fifth consecutive world championship drivers title with the Italian manufacturer who had not won the title since Jody Scheckter's success in 1979.

The German's spokeswoman, Sabine Kehm, had said on Tuesday: "Usually, I would say he's not interested because he's fine with his life and he doesn't miss anything, but now the situation is so different – it's very hypothetical.
"The whole thing will be considered by Ferrari. If they approach Michael, then he will consider it."

Ferrari have done their part and Schumacher will return to an F1 cockpit for the final seven races of the season.
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YES....heard this and now we'll see Kimi Sh#t his suit.....he needs a quick kick

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are you sure about the final seven races? i think felipe will be okay before spa even?

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