Massa aims for kart race return in December

Felipe Massa has revealed he is hoping to make his competitive racing return at the famous Brazilian Granja Viana endurance kart race in Sao Paulo late this year. The famous 500-mile event is scheduled for early December; more than four months...

Felipe Massa has revealed he is hoping to make his competitive racing return at the famous Brazilian Granja Viana endurance kart race in Sao Paulo late this year.

The famous 500-mile event is scheduled for early December; more than four months after the Ferrari driver began his recovery from serious head injuries sustained during qualifying for July's Hungarian Grand Prix.

But Massa, 28, told Brazil's UOL Esporte that he will only be trackside "if the doctors give me permission".

He told Italian Sky TV earlier this week that his condition continues to improve but he has not yet been given clearance to resume any physical training.

"I wish I could be on the track tomorrow because I'm bored," joked Massa, who only recently had skull surgery to repair the area on his forehead damaged when it was struck by a flying suspension spring in Budapest.

"It's not for me to say when, but rather the doctors and the FIA. Actually I could drive already; everything is as it was before (the crash), including the vision.

"The problem is safety, because of the risk of having another accident," he added.

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has said Massa will certainly be racing at the season opener of the 2010 world championship.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Luca di Montezemolo , Felipe Massa
Teams Ferrari