Massa will not start Hungary GP - Domenicali

Felipe Massa will not start the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday. The 28-year-old is currently in a nearby Budapest trauma hospital for checks and treatment for a gash on the face following a scary incident during qualifying. The left upper...

Felipe Massa will not start the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday.

The 28-year-old is currently in a nearby Budapest trauma hospital for checks and treatment for a gash on the face following a scary incident during qualifying.

The left upper front side of Ferrari driver Massa's helmet was struck by a spring that had come loose from the rear suspension of the Brawn car driven by Rubens Barrichello.

Telephoto lens images of the trackside scene show medical staff physically lifting Massa from his Ferrari and damage to the visor of his Schuberth helmet.

The photos also showed injury to his left eye, which was swollen and closed, below the eyebrow.

Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali confirmed to Italian television that Massa will not race on Sunday.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Rubens Barrichello , Felipe Massa
Teams Ferrari