Recovering Massa in training for return

9/25/2009 - Formula 1

SINGAPORE -- Felipe Massa has already
started on a training program as he recovers from a
life-threatening Formula One crash, Ferrari team principal
Stefano Domenicali told reporters Friday.

The Brazilian fractured his skull in July when a spring that
flew off compatriot Rubens Barrichello's Brawn GP car hit him
above his left eye during qualifying for the Hungarian Grand

The 28-year-old driver said Thursday he would race again
at a popular kart event in Brazil in November, and Domenicali
elaborated on the driver's progress after practice for Sunday's
Singapore Grand Prix.

"Felipe is recovering quite well," he told reporters. "He
has started a training program.

"The next step will be to start on the simulator and then to
do some kart. When these things will be fine we will decide when
to bring him back in a proper racing car."

Ferrari hired Italian Giancarlo Fisichella this month to
replace Massa for the final five races of this season.