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Positive news regarding Massa's condition - Felipe Massa continues to improve and is in the best possible care

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Positive news regarding Massa's condition
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This is another special F1Minute with an update on Felipe Massa.

The Chief Surgeon who has been keeping an eye on Massa, Dr. Lajos Zsiros, gave us a full run down of his condition at the moment, saying: “In the last 24 hours some major changes have gone through in the condition of Felipe Massa. He continues to be stable... We stopped sedation and after that he became capable of making contact.”

Zsiros continues: “As we speak he is sleepy, but he gives adequate answers to the questions we ask him, and he can move his arms and legs spontaneously... During the night we do not plan to do any more interventions on him.”

There were rumours earlier in the day that injuries to Massa’s left eye would possibly be serious enough to stop him racing in the future, but Zsiros says it is too early to comment on the state of his vision. Massa remains in intensive care, he has been asking questions about what happened to him, although there is no word on whether he remembers the accident. His family are with him.

That’s all for today, please join me tomorrow for another F1Minute.