Massa admits Abu Dhabi return chances 'low'

Felipe Massa on Thursday said there is a "really, really low" chance he could be back up to speed in time for the 2009 season finale in Abu Dhabi in three weeks. The recovering Brazilian flies to Paris on Friday to be checked by FIA doctors,...

Felipe Massa on Thursday said there is a "really, really low" chance he could be back up to speed in time for the 2009 season finale in Abu Dhabi in three weeks.

The recovering Brazilian flies to Paris on Friday to be checked by FIA doctors, ahead of his expected test in a two-year-old Ferrari single seater early next week.

He will be at his home race at Interlagos next weekend only to wave the chequered flag, but holds out faint hopes that he might be in a position to fast-track his return from injury ahead of his new pairing with Fernando Alonso in 2010.

"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, 28, told one of his fans via the official Ferrari website.

"My dream would be to race in Abu Dhabi, but the possibility is really, really low," he added, but he also tellingly revealed that one of three tracks he has driven in simulators this week was the new Yas Marina layout.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Felipe Massa
Teams Ferrari