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Massa goes home to recuperate - Felipe is released from hospital, as Schumacher continues to prepare

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Today is the 5th August 2009 and this is F1Minute.

An update on Massa first, and not only did he return to Brazil from the Hungarian hospital where he was being treated, but he has now been discharged to continue to recuperate at home. Massa recorded his first interview since the crash on Monday, offering his thanks to everyone involved in his recovery, and saying the last thing he remembers before the accident is following the Brawn car. He added that he wants to get back to racing as soon as possible, but understands he needs to be fully fit before that happens.

On the subject of his replacement, Schumacher has reportedly lost three kilograms in his preparation for the race, but is still a little worried about his neck. He injured himself in a motorbike accident earlier in the year, and after his recent test in the 2007 car, he said that it was pinching a little. The final decision on whether he is fit to race will be taken nearer the time.

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