Ferrari driver can now move his hands and legs
27 July 2009

Ferrari driver Felipe Massa is showing signs of improvement in hospital after his accident in qualifying for the Hungarian grand prix.

Massa is able to move his hands and legs but he is still unable to speak, according to a Hungarian defence ministry spokesman.

“He's woken up [from sedation] more often and is able to communicate actively,” said Istvan Bocskai. “We are optimistic, in our hope a slow recovery is beginning.”

Alan Henry blog: Learning from Massa’s accident

Hamilton wins Hungarian GP

Massa is now scheduled to undergo another scan to further determine the extent of his injuries after he was hit by a spring from Rubens Barrichello’s car.

Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali dedicated Kimi Raikkonen’s second place result in the race to Massa.

“At this time all our thoughts are with him and his family, and I think this sentiment also applies to those who are close to him and to fans all over the world,” he said. “Kimi drove a great race and the team worked in impeccable fashion, concentrating on the job, despite what happened.”

“We got the best result we were capable of but please allow me on behalf of everyone at Ferrari to send our best wishes to Felipe. We love you and we are all thinking of you.”

See all the latest Ferrari reviews, news and videoTwitter - follow autocar.co.uk

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • Lexus LC500
    Car review
    20 October 2017
    Futuristic Lexus LC coupé mixes the latest technology with an old-school atmospheric V8
  • Maserati Levante S GranSport
    First Drive
    20 October 2017
    Get ready to trade in your diesels: Maserati’s luxury SUV finally gets the engine it’s always needed
  • Jaguar XF Sportbrake TDV6
    First Drive
    19 October 2017
    The handsome Jaguar XF Sportbrake exhibits all the hallmarks that makes the saloon great, and with the silky smooth diesel V6 makes it a compelling choice
  • Volkswagen T-Roc TDI
    First Drive
    19 October 2017
    Volkswagen's new compact crossover has the looks, the engineering and the build quality to be a resounding success, but not with this diesel engine
  • BMW M550i
    First Drive
    19 October 2017
    The all-paw M550i is a fast, effortless mile-muncher, but there's a reason why it won't be sold in the UK