Massa to wave chequered flag for Brazil GP

Felipe Massa will wave the chequered flag at the end of next Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix. The Paulista is now back in training after recovering from his serious head injuries sustained in July's Hungaroring qualifying, but his return ...

Felipe Massa will wave the chequered flag at the end of next Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix.

The Paulista is now back in training after recovering from his serious head injuries sustained in July's Hungaroring qualifying, but his return at Interlagos has been ruled out.

Instead, he will travel to his local circuit simply to be with his Ferrari team colleagues for the first time since his accident, and to greet the winner with the famous black and white flag.

It is rumoured that, after a medical thumbs-up by the FIA on Friday, and a test in a two-year-old Ferrari early next week, Massa could then make his return in Abu Dhabi for the 2009 season finale.

Interlagos, otherwise known as the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, was the scene of high drama a year ago, when 28-year-old Massa won in front of his ardent countrymen and for a few seconds seemed to have snatched Lewis Hamilton's world championship from the jaws of defeat.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Felipe Massa
Teams Ferrari