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Felipe Massa Awake After Horrible Crash

Posted in Brawn GP, Felipe Massa, Ferrari, Formula 1, Rubens Barrichello with tags , , , , , , on July 27, 2009 by autoracingpower
Felipe Massa

Felipe Massa

Felipe Massa is now awake and visiting with family members after his frightening high speed crash during qualifying in Hungary. The Ferrari driver was fighting for his life after a spring came loose from Rubens Barrichello’s Brawn car and hit Massa in the head while he was going approximately 150 mph. The impact from the spring knocked out Massa and he then slammed head-on into a barrier at 60 mph. He suffered brain swelling and damage to his eye.

Massa is reportedly now breathing under his own power and is able to move his limbs. He is described at groggy but is able to answer questions. Massa is not expected to return to Formula 1 this season. His future in the sport is questionable.

Brawn Reigns Supreme in Melbourne F1 Debut

Posted in Brawn GP, Diffuser, Felipe Massa, Ferrari, Formula 1, Heikki Kovalainen, Jenson Button, Kazuki Nakajima, KERS, Kimi Raikkonen, Lewis Hamilton, Robert Kubica, Rubens Barrichello, Sebastian Vettel with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2009 by autoracingpower

APTOPIX Australia Auto Racing F1 GPThe Brawn GP debut in Melbourne, Australia couldn’t have been any better. The team finished the race taking the top two spots with Rubens Barrichello finishing 2nd and Jenson Button winning the race from pole. There is still a great deal of controversy regarding the diffusers used by the Brawn GP, Williams and Toyota teams. Ferrari, Red Bull and Renault protested the use of the diffusers stating they were illegal. The race stewards dismissed these claims and decided the diffusers were acceptable according to FIA regulation. It is believed that the protesting teams will follow up with their previous complaint claiming that while the diffusers are technically legal according to the regulations, they violate the “spirit” of the rule.

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