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#1 FlatOverCrest

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 08:14

http://www.autosport...rt.php/id/77739

Realisation and common sense is starting to appear...

I am glad to see he and I are on similar wave length...

If lucky.....and a real outside bet...would be a possible emotional return in Brazil....anything else...sheer folly.


However, I am still not convinced that we will see him race again this year....

Other than his desire to race, it simply makes no sense for the F1 management to take the risk to allow him back this year unless they can be 100% sure he is fully fit. Therefore it opens the queston again as to whether Schumi can be fit for a race this year and or who will continue to represent Ferrari for the rest of this year or until Massa is passed fit to race. Much will depend on how well Luca does this weekend...

So what pressure he had, is probably even more as his performance this weekend is likely to affect if he keeps the seat for the rest of the year IMHO...

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#2 undersquare

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 08:17

Agreed, if Brazil is all he's hoping for, then for sure he won't be back sooner. And quite likely not then. What are Ferrari going to do?

#3 Tomerell

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 08:33

Agreed, if Brazil is all he's hoping for, then for sure he won't be back sooner. And quite likely not then. What are Ferrari going to do?



Agree, he is not coming any sooner, Ferrari would not risk his health, and Brazil is only the race it makes sence for him to race for the remainder of the season.

If he is not fit, he should put all his efforts to next year and to start the winter test's in best possible shape...

#4 speedmaster

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 12:18

For those that may be interested here is Massa's interview to Globo TV last Sunday night (in Portuguese, sorry...)

http://globoesporte....RECUPERACA.html

The Brazilia Sports Secretary and the Brazilian GP organization also held a ceremony to deliver a trophy and thanks the doctors of the military hospital for their dedication to Massa recovery

http://globoesporte....7-15011,00.html

#5 jeze

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 12:20

For those that may be interested here is Massa's interview to Globo TV last Sunday night (in Portuguese, sorry...)

http://globoesporte....RECUPERACA.html

The Brazilia Sports Secretary and the Brazilian GP organization also held a ceremony to deliver a trophy and thanks the doctors of the military hospital for their dedication to Massa recovery

http://globoesporte....7-15011,00.html


The Portuguese language sounds really funny, but I don't understand a thing  ;)

#6 klover

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 12:44

Realisation and common sense is starting to appear...

I wonder if he would have even bothered had the Brazilian GP been in the opening rounds like it used to be. He seems to care about his fans which is commendable but the doctors will have the final say in this matter.

#7 Madera

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 00:45

Had to laugh. Over at PF1, the title of this article was " Massa eyeing Brazil return" Guess they didn't get the obvious pun. Has since been changed.

#8 lgbalch

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 05:09

Agree, he is not coming any sooner, Ferrari would not risk his health, and Brazil is only the race it makes sence for him to race for the remainder of the season.

If he is not fit, he should put all his efforts to next year and to start the winter test's in best possible shape...


This does not play outside of Brazil. "Exhibition rights restricted to Brazilian territory" when I try to play this in the U.S. :evil:

#9 lgbalch

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 05:11

http://globoesporte....RECUPERACA.html


Sorry, I quoted it wrong. This interview is what doesn't play.

#10 highdownforce

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 14:26

Barrichello will use a special helmet this sunday: link
Also, in his twiiter.

#11 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 14:28

Barrichello will use a special helmet this sunday: link
Also, in his twiiter.


Rubens is Jewish?

#12 highdownforce

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 15:10

AFAIK he's catholic.
But his grandfather was Jewish.

I think somebody else has asked it on his twitter.

#13 Jambo

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 15:42

Is he targeting Brazil with his laser?

#14 Henrytheeigth

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 15:45

Is he targeting Brazil with his laser?



Heheh yea "Massa targeting Brazil..." what is he a cruise missle? :p :rotfl:

#15 jokuvaan

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 19:36

Turun Sanomat got some inside information that Massa will not race this year.

#16 FlatOverCrest

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 07:01

Well wouldnt that be a surprise....

:rolleyes:



#17 Tomerell

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 07:14

I don't want to spoil the party here, but TS wrote today that Massa is not coming back this year.
Specialist's predict it take's long before he is fit to drive, in this case maybe a year or year and a half...Let's hope it is not going to take that long, because in that case he is not driving for Ferrari 2010, or maybe ever again...

#18 FlatOverCrest

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 08:57

It honestly is ZERO surprise... there were MANY lunatics proposing that Massa may be back even for Valencia...

Reality is now starting to dawn and yes, there is a very real possibility he may never race an F1 car ever again. I truly hope not, but some of the Massa fans have got to start becoming a little more rational as to how serious this injury was and the long term implications it may have.

My very original response to the crash thought that he might be able to do some demo laps in Brazil.. I stand by this and think it is getting more likely by the week, that Massa will not be driving in F1 any further this year.

I wish him the very best of luck with the recovery and genuinely hope he makes it back for next year.