2009 Hungarian Formula 1 Grand Prix

Well, I thought as much. Had to get my hopes up didn't I.

Judging by that photo, he can't even open his left eye at the moment. Also he has a concussion, and he wouldn't be allowed to risk a second one in such a short space of time.

EDIT: People are saying that the doctors might have to put Massa in an artificial coma for the next day or so, in order to prevent secondary effects due to the concussion and injury.
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I missed quali but was following it via everyone else's tweets on twitter, and I had to laugh when I heard that live timing crashed and everyone was asking everyone else what time they did. Someone even compared to school boys comparing their GCSE results! :lol:

Massa's crash was so scary, and it's made even worse after what happened with Surtees last week. I'm by no means his biggest fan, but I definitely hope nothing else serious develops. Whenever I hear of such accidents I always worry about the silent injuries that we don't see physically. That was such a close call, a few more millimetres and it would have been his eye that got hit. :cry:
Another update: German media misunderstood comments and talked about the coma and a possible basal skull fracture (which is borderline lethal). Barrichello was quoted as saying that Massa had to be sedated because he was disoriented and shaking his hands left and right while he was examined.

Massa apparently does have a hairline skull fracture, which needs surgery, but it's on the temple-forehead area, not the base of the skull.
:( so that means he won't race tomorrow. But what about the rest of the season?
Poor Felipe. I'm not really a fan of his, but I hope he makes a swift recovery.
Poor session for the Brawns as well, and Barrichello must be in a bit of a state.
Nice to see Hamilton back up there, but the best moment was Button's 'Fuck me!' to Alonso!
5LiveF1 said:
Massa under observation in intensive care. Cut to his forehead, bone damage to his skull and a brain concussion say Ferrari

Massa suffers skull damage, concussion

By Pablo Elizalde Saturday, July 25th 2009, 15:55 GMT

Felipe Massa will need to undergo surgery after it emerged he has suffered bone damage of his skull and a brain concussion in his accident at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

The Brazilian will be forced to miss the race after he was hit in the head by debris believed to belong to Rubens Barrichello's car.

Massa was airlifted to a Budapest hospital, where he remains in stable condition.

Ferrari said in a statement that Massa will need to undergo surgery and will have to stay under observation in intensive care for an undisclosed period of time.

"After the accident during the qualifying session of the Grand Prix of Hungary, Felipe Massa was airlifted to the AEK hospital in Budapest," the statement said. "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."

The team said further information will be released later tonight.
How bad would you feel as the mechanic who was responsible for the piece that came off Barrichello's car. Hope Massa makes a swift recovery.

Great to see the McLarens looking somewhat competitive and with KERS off the line they ought shoot up a few places and hopefully we'll see them back at the front where they belong :p
Apparently the weights are as following...

Hamilton (McLaren): 650,5
Kovalainen (McLaren): 655,5
R?ikk?nen (Ferrari): 651,5
Kubica (BMW-Sauber): 666 *
Heidfeld (BMW-Sauber): 658 *
Alonso (Renault): 637,5
Piquet (Renault): 667,7 *
Trulli (Toyota): 671,3 *
Glock (Toyota): 679,2 *
Alguersuari (Toro Rosso): 675,5 *
Buemi (Toro Rosso): 671,5 *
Webber (Red Bull Racing): 652
Vettel (Red Bull Racing): 655
Rosberg (Williams): 654
Nakajima (Williams): 658
Sutil (Force India): 683,5 *
Fisichella (Force India): 680,5 *
Button (Brawn): 664,5
Barrichello (Brawn): 689 *

Unconfirmed by the FIA ATM, but I expect this to be the true list.

EDIT: Also, according to Globo TV (very reliable source when it comes to Brazilian drivers), Massa has been through surgery and it was succesful.
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As expected Alonso wasnt awesome, just light and maybe there will not be another safety car and he can make it work.
Good to hear Felipe can now start his recovery.

And about the race; now it's clear why Alonso took the pole... I'd say Vettel is in a very good position once again. The rest of the season will be very interesting when looking at the situation of the driver's c-ship.
Interesting list. Alonso's race will be over if in the likely event Hamilton gets ahead of him at the first corner. Looks as if he'll be pitting first and the last thing he needs is to get caught in the pack after his first stop. Expect aggression because he needs to hold his position at the front if he is to get any sort of result. I reckon it will be between the Red Bulls and Hamilton though. Kovalainen may throw a spanner in the works as well but he tends to fade after the first stops are complete and I don't see him as a serious threat (though I'd love to see him prove me wrong). Rosberg might be a chance for a podium. He's driving well.

I think the Brawns are going to be playing a bit part in this race unless Ross Brawn has some sort of card up his sleeve. I realise they're quite heavy on fuel but they're going to give so much time away to the Red Bulls at the front that they wont stand a chance of beating them. They havent really featured all weekend anyway.