Massa denies needing glasses for F1 driving

Poorer eyesight is not a legacy of Felipe Massa's serious accident of 2009, the Brazilian driver insists. After the 28-year-old suffered head injuries when his helmet was struck by a flying spring in Hungary last July, there were serious doubts...

Poorer eyesight is not a legacy of Felipe Massa's serious accident of 2009, the Brazilian driver insists.

After the 28-year-old suffered head injuries when his helmet was struck by a flying spring in Hungary last July, there were serious doubts about his vision.

Subsequent reports said the Ferrari driver's eyesight returned to 20-20, but in recent weeks Massa has been spotted wearing glasses.

Asked during a video chat on Ferrari's official website, Massa denied that he now also needs the glasses at the wheel of his F1 car.

"No, I just have a little bit of myopia (short-sightedness), so I just wear them when I'm driving in the evening and when I'm watching a movie. I prefer to read better what's written on the screen," he answered.

"Usually for racing, also at night, it's ok," added Massa.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Felipe Massa
Teams Ferrari