Felipe Massa update ... More positive signs for Felipe ... he could leave hospital next week

Felipe Massa

Felipe Massa


Budapest, 28 July 2009

More good news as far as the condition of Felipe Massa, recovering at Budapest's AEK hospital since 25 July after the accident during the Hungarian GP's qualifying, is concerned.  

"His condition is improving quickly and constantly. He is more and more awake and reactive," Dino Altman, his personal doctor, said. "He spoke to several people today, using three different languages, replying always in a coherent way. He's also progressing with his physiotherapy very well. He opened his left eye and confirmed that he can see with it. As far as the near future is concerned we have to be cautious, but I have to say that also today there are very positive signs." 

This morning Stefano Domenicali came back to Budapest. "It's good to have comforting news. I spoke to Felipe and it was very emotional for me: he recognised me and I brought him a message from everybody at Ferrari and from the fans all over the world. I told him that his red car will wait for him until he's ready to race again. Now we've got to take it step by step and remain cautious, but it's really incredible to see all of this progress only three days after the accident." 

Many messages wishing him well arrived at Felipe and his family over the last hours and several friends came to Budapest to see him. Today Jean Todt and Michelle Yeoh,who met and spoke to the Brazilian driver, arrived in the Hungarian capital.