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Massa gets back to racing in Brazil

Massa gets back to racing in Brazil

Formula One driver Felipe Massa got behind the wheels of a kart on Tuesday, practicing for the first time in public since sustaining multiple skull fractures in a crash in July.
Television images showed Massa racing with his Ferrari uniform on a red kart at the Granja Viana track in Sao Paulo, and the Brazilian driver reportedly told friends he felt fine after the practice.
Some local media said he had raced for a few laps on Monday in a secret session.
Massa was hospitalized for nine days and underwent surgery following his life-threatening, high-speed crash in qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix on July 25.
Massa had said he wants to race at the Brazilian GP next month, but Ferrari hinted he won't be back until next year. Ferrari team director Stefano Domenicali said last week that Massa has made "steady progress" in his recovery but said it was still too early to make plans for the driver's return.
The 28-year-old Massa announced recently that he will join former Ferrari teammate Michael Schumacher, fellow Brazilian driver Rubens Barrichello and other racing stars at a charity karting race Nov. 27-29 in the southern city of Florianopolis.


Updated : 2021-10-26 19:07 GMT+08:00