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Video: Ferrari F1 driver Felipe Massa returns to Maranello and ends up in a 458 Italia

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In a bit of cross promotions for both their Formula One team and road car program, Ferrari has just released this viral video letting all of the F1 fans around the world that Felipe Massa is doing all right by documenting his recent visit to the factory in Maranello where he met with the team and management, before getting to know the new 570 HP 458 Italia first hand. If you aren’t familiar with the recent news surrounding the Brazilian driver’s recent drama; back on July 25, 2009 a spring came off of the car in front of Massa’s Ferrari F60 and struck him in the head at around 150 MPH during the second round of qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Felipe was immediately air lifted to a nearby hospital and placed into an induced coma to allow the healing to begin. More recently Massa underwent successful reconstructive surgery in Miami on September 1st with the hopes of competing in the Italian Grand Prix a few weeks later. Unfortunately he was unable to make an appearance at the automaker’s home race, but from the looks of thing he is doing quite well considering the circumstances. After all, he’s sitting pretty inside of a 458 Italia .

Crash video after the jump.



4 comments:

Massa should also try to drive a Nissan GT-R and feel the difference between the Italia and GT-R.

It is great news that he is ok after that crash. I hope that he is better for the next F1 season as there are a lot of things to look forward to like a new team, the Virgin team and Michael Schumacher’s return to the field. This is going to be exciting.

well i love to see him driving the 458, ferrari was entrusting him to drive the 458Italia well after all he’s a Ferrari F1 Driver sure the ferrari will trust him.

His crash from the qualifying round didn’t really looked that bad at the video compared to other crashes but it did really hurt him. I do hope that he can recover well and start winning races again.

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