Ferrari team issued statement on the condition of Felipe Massa who crashed heavily after being struck by a piece of flying debris from another car during the qualifying for Hungarian GP:
“After the accident during the qualifying session of the Grand Prix of Hungary, Felipe Massa was airlifted to the AEK hospital in Budapest. Felipe was conscious at the arrival at the hospital and his general conditions remain stable.
Following a complete medical examination it emerged that he had suffered a cut on his forehead, a bone damage of his skull and a brain concussion. These conditions need to be operated on after which he will remain under observation in intensive care.”
Not surprisingly he will not take part in the Hungarian GP tomorrow.
Let’s hope Felipe Massa will recover soon.
Update: Felipe Massa has undergone successful surgery at the AEK hospital in Budapest. He will now remain under observation in the intensive care unit.
Photo: Bridgestone Motorsports
Pole position for Fernando Alonso
Fernando Alonso claimed his first pole position of the season, Sebastian Vettel qualified 2nd and Mark Webber 3rd. There were bizzare scenes in the pitlane after qulaifying. The timing screens went off and nobody had any idea how the qualifying ended for quite a while …
1. F. Alonso – 1:21.569
2. S. Vettel – 1:21.607
3. M. Webber – 1:21.741
4. L. Hamilton – 1:21.839
5. N. Rosberg – 1:21.890
6. H. Kovalainen – 1:22.095
7. K. Raikkonen – 1:22.468
8. J. Button – 1:22.511
9. K. Nakajima – 1:22.835
10. F. Massa – no time
Lewis Hamilton finished the final practice session on top ahead of Nick Heidfeld and Nico Rosberg. McLaren cars were fastest in all three practice sessions this weekend. P9 and P10 for Red Bulls and P13 and P17 for Brawns makes it quite tricky to predict the qualifying …
Saturday Free Practice times:
Jaime Alguersuari is making is F1 racing debut this weekend in Hungary. Here is Jaime’s first full interview since securing his race drive in Formula 1. The youngest ever Formula 1 driver speaks about the aims for his first race, beginning of his career, new team and expectations for the rest of this season.
The Hungarian GP weekend kicked off with Friday practice. Busiest driver in the morning session was (as expected) the rookie Jaime Alguersuari with 42 laps to his name. He did reasonably well on his first proper F1 outing, setting time only 2 tenths slower than his team mate Sebastien Buemi. The fastest lap of the sesson belongs to Heikki Kovalainen. Nico Rosberg was second fastest and Lewis Hamilton third.
Sebastien Vettel complained about tyres heating up too much, Brawn GP spent the session testing new aero parts and running with race fuel loads.
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