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Ferrari driver says the chance of an Abu Dhabi return is "really, really low"

Felipe Massa has said any chance of a return to Formula One this season is “really, really low”.

The Ferrari driver suffered a severe head injury in qualifying for the Hungarian grand prix earlier this year and he had been linked with a return for the season finale in Abu Dhabi.

He has been testing karts and has been in Ferrari’s simulator and he is also expected to test a 2007-spec Ferrari F1 car on Monday.

“I hope that I'll be back soon, but I also know that the best thing is that I'm coming back 100 per cent at the start of the next season,” Massa told a Ferrari web chat at Maranello.

“My dream would be to race in Abu Dhabi, but the possibility is really, really low.”

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golfman 11 October 2009

Re: Massa rules out 2009 return

Agreed 100% val. it would be crazy. Oh, next year is going to be interesting in so many ways!

val. 10 October 2009

Re: Massa rules out 2009 return

Better that Massa is fully fit for next season, than taking risks now.

FriendlyFisherman 10 October 2009

Re: Massa rules out 2009 return

There is little to be gained by racing this year and a lot to be risked. Best that he gets fully fit over the winter, he will have a very tough time with Teflonso next to him...