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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.

you can find a video on Youtube.
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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.

you can find a video on Youtube.
Thanks God helmet build techniques are so good in these days. I've read that the weight of the spring damper was app. 2 pounds (1 kilo). Imagine that weight slashing at a speed of 200 km's on your head. Felipe was very, very lucky. Especially that the bone fraction behind his eye was repaired successfully. Such "splitters" easily could ruin an eye apple.
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He was very lucky that it did not hit him square on. These types of head injuries are very serious and it will take a few days to fully measure the extent of his injuries. Hopefully F1 will move to at least semi closed cockpits next year to better protect the drivers.
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