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#1 primer

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 13:35

Eerily similar to Henry's accident, hit by a part from another car. Apparently Ruben's car in another part of circuit lauched a suspension component which struck Felipe on helmet. Talk about freak accidents.

If anyone has the latest confirmed information on how Felipe's doing, please use this topic to update us. Give source of your information, too.

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#2 wolf sun

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 13:37

Lauda said he's heard a rumour that Massa has a skull base fracture. Unconfirmed though.

#3 Mika Mika

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 13:38

Get Well Soon Filepe Baby!!!

Isnt Schumacher Reserve driver????????

#4 Jambo

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 13:39

Best not to bother with rumours, even from someone like Lauda.

#5 Phucaigh

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 13:39

Massa is ok, talking and nothing to worry about.

It was said at the qualifying conference.

Edited by Phucaigh, 25 July 2009 - 13:40.


#6 bond

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 13:40

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#7 salamin

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 13:42

who will drive now ? gene/badoer/schmuacher ?

#8 JazH

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 13:43

who will drive now ? gene/badoer/schmuacher ?


I think he'll be back for the next race. They won't run the car tomorrow, I don't think.

Edited by JazH, 25 July 2009 - 13:44.


#9 fifi

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 13:43

who will drive now ? gene/badoer/schmuacher ?


no one will drive his car tomorrow thats for sure

#10 Jambo

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 13:43

No-one, they haven't qualified.

#11 the9th

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 13:45

No-one, they haven't qualified.

he qualified 10th... Let's wait and see if he can start the tomorrow... :|

Edited by the9th, 25 July 2009 - 13:47.


#12 Jambo

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 13:47

He has, not the car.

Fair enough he may race but he's taken a knock to the head and I seriously doubt it.

Edited by Jambo, 25 July 2009 - 13:48.


#13 Yoshi

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 13:47

Drivers change must be done befor the Qualyfing starts.

#14 VicR

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 13:48

If he can race then it means he is 100% OK. That's what all should hope for.

#15 JazH

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 13:49

If he can race then it means he is 100% OK. That's what all should hope for.


They won't let him race tomorrow.

#16 ForeverF1

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 13:50

If the crash light in the cockpit is triggered, is it mandatory that the driver is taken to hospital even if he seems to be OK?

#17 potmotr

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 13:50

They won't let him race tomorrow.


You might be right.

But when Button was knocked out in Monaco 2005 (or was it 2003?) he had to sit on the sidelines for the rest of the weekend.



#18 primer

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 13:50

If he can race then it means he is 100% OK. That's what all should hope for.


Even if he feels 100% fit now, will he be allowed to race? Remember Jenson wasn't at Monaco, although that was a different type of accident. Felipe took a hit to his head, FIA might not allow him to race.

#19 Jambo

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 13:51

If he was unconscious at all he won't be allowed to race.

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#20 pRy

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 13:52

Photo of his helmet and the cut to his head, don't look if you don't like blood.

http://img.mtv3.fi/m...2009/755343.jpg

#21 markf

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 13:52

Photo of his helmet and the cut to his head, don't look if you don't like blood.

http://img.mtv3.fi/m...2009/755343.jpg


WTF :eek:

#22 Aviram

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 13:53

why wouldnt they allow him to race? because he had an accident or because his car is completely damaged?

#23 Jambo

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 13:53

That kid isn't racing tomorrow. Hope he feels better soon.

Poor lad.

Pretty much all sports if someone is knocked unconscious there is a risk of concussion. If someone then takes another hit it can do severe damage so they aren't allowed to compete.

Edited by Jambo, 25 July 2009 - 13:54.


#24 midgrid

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 13:53

If the crash light in the cockpit is triggered, is it mandatory that the driver is taken to hospital even if he seems to be OK?


It means that the driver has to go to the circuit's medical centre but not to a hospital outside the circuit.

#25 VicR

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 13:53

Photo of his helmet and the cut to his head, don't look if you don't like blood.

http://img.mtv3.fi/m...2009/755343.jpg


Horrible...

#26 MattPete

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 13:53

Photo of his helmet and the cut to his head, don't look if you don't like blood.

http://img.mtv3.fi/m...2009/755343.jpg


Wow, Massa was really lucky -- it looks like it was more of a glancing blow.

#27 Victor_RO

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 13:54

He'll get away with that, but that will take quite some time to recover.

#28 mursuka80

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 13:54

Photo of his helmet and the cut to his head, don't look if you don't like blood.

http://img.mtv3.fi/m...2009/755343.jpg


Damn! Our news sites sure are classy :down: Who wants to see that? Okay,i looked,but i didnt expect to be that graphic.

Edited by mursuka80, 25 July 2009 - 13:54.


#29 smartie_f1

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 13:55

Photo of his helmet and the cut to his head, don't look if you don't like blood.

http://img.mtv3.fi/m...2009/755343.jpg



god! that's awful

#30 Henrik B

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 13:55

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say it's 100% he won't race.

By all accounts, he was unconsious after the hit, and it's very very likely he has a concussion. He will never be allowed to race with a concussion.

EDIT: Hadn't seen the picture. No, he wont race, 101% sure, and he was EXTREMELY lucky.

Edited by Henrik Brodin, 25 July 2009 - 13:57.


#31 D.M.N.

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 13:55

Photo of his helmet and the cut to his head, don't look if you don't like blood.

http://img.mtv3.fi/m...2009/755343.jpg

:cry:


#32 turin

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 13:56

Wow, Massa was really lucky -- it looks like it was more of a glancing blow.




word...one inch lower and the story could be worse




#33 VicR

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 13:57

Lucky that cut is above the eye and not in the eye itself.

#34 wingwalker

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 13:57

I think it is very, very unlikely he is going to be allowed to race tomorrow even if he turns out to be 100% ok - he took a hit in the head so there will be a fear of another one doing even more damage.



edit: Saw the picture. Ouch! This thing is gonna be all swell up by tomorrow, he is not going to race with only one eye sight.

Edited by wingwalker, 25 July 2009 - 13:59.


#35 midgrid

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 13:57

That's a nasty injury and it looks like the helmet took a very hard hit; hopefully he doesn't have any internal head injuries beyond the inevitable concussion.

#36 Atreiu

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 13:58

Photo of his helmet and the cut to his head, don't look if you don't like blood.

http://img.mtv3.fi/m...2009/755343.jpg


Wow.
An inch below and we'd be mourning already.
I just hope he recovers and returns later on.

#37 valachus

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 13:59

Domenicali said already that he won't race - http://www.gazzetta....5624_full.shtml
"Intanto Stefano Domenicali, responsabile della gestione sportiva della Ferrari, ha già chiarito che "domani Felipe Massa non correrà il Gran Premio d'Ungheria. E' stato intubato, ma è cosciente e la situazione è sotto controllo"."
As close as a shave with - at least - permanent infirmity can get! Hope he gets well soon!

Edited by valachus, 25 July 2009 - 14:01.


#38 potmotr

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 14:00

Photo of his helmet and the cut to his head, don't look if you don't like blood.

http://img.mtv3.fi/m...2009/755343.jpg


Wow, thanks for posting and for the warning.

He won't be racing tomorrow and looks as if he'll have a decent shiner.

Look how much the helmet is compressed around Massa's injured eye.

That small white Schuberth label next to it is usually flat like the one on the other side, but is all rumpled.

Edited by potmotr, 25 July 2009 - 14:01.


#39 JazH

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 14:00

He's been very lucky. (or unlucky depending on how you look at it).

No lasting damage I don't think. He'll definitely be back for Europe

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 14:00

Photo of his helmet and the cut to his head, don't look if you don't like blood.

http://img.mtv3.fi/m...2009/755343.jpg

Holy shit.

I hope he will be OK. But with this damages no race tomorrow.

#41 raiseyourfistfor

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 14:01

Hes lucky that we have a 4 week break until the next race.

He will probably be ready for Valencia.

#42 Jay

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 14:02

****

That's close.. glad he's OK..

GWS Felipe, dude.

Damn, it makes ya think, doesn't it?...

#43 WACKO

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 14:02

Hope his sight will be alright. Such massive blow, but indeed the impact shouldn't have been any lower. :eek:

#44 Mika Mika

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 14:03

Photo of his helmet and the cut to his head, don't look if you don't like blood.

http://img.mtv3.fi/m...2009/755343.jpg


Thank god he's okay thou......

#45 Dolph

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 14:03

Eerily similar to Henry's accident, hit by a part from another car. Apparently Ruben's car in another part of circuit lauched a suspension component which struck Felipe on helmet. Talk about freak accidents.

If anyone has the latest confirmed information on how Felipe's doing, please use this topic to update us. Give source of your information, too.


So was it just up the road where the part came off?

#46 potmotr

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 14:04

Who would be Ferrari's replacement?

Surely not Gene or Badoer.



#47 Orin

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 14:04

Photo of his helmet and the cut to his head, don't look if you don't like blood.

http://img.mtv3.fi/m...2009/755343.jpg


Not nice. Hopefully it's superficial, but I can't see him racing tomorrow.

#48 Korben82

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 14:04

Photo of his helmet and the cut to his head, don't look if you don't like blood.

http://img.mtv3.fi/m...2009/755343.jpg


Jesus Christ... two inches lower and he wouldn't have been able to get on an F1 car ever again. Serious shit.

Hope he makes a full recovery.


#49 Victor_RO

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 14:05

Who would be Ferrari's replacement?

Surely not Gene or Badoer.


Maybe Ferrari want his profile off F1 Rejects, so they decide to put him in the car. :rotfl:

Sorry.

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 14:05

Hope his sight will be alright. Such massive blow, but indeed the impact shouldn't have been any lower. :eek:



Totally off topic, but I am watching the Silverstone Classic and bloody Stirling Moss is about to go out in an open face helmet and goggles in an open top car!! Nuts.


I hope to god there is no serious injury for Felipe. He is a class bloke and a I hope he is ok. Another inch lower and it would have been so much worse.