Massa to Return to Brazil on Sunday

Felipe Massa's recovery is going better than expected and the Brazilian is expected to be released from the AEK hospital in Budapest at the end of this weekend. Although it was initially suggested that the Ferrarian will be transferred to another hospital in Paris, is has now emerged that he will return home to Brazil after his official release.

Everyone in Hungary and back at Maranello seem to agree that there would be no reason in keeping Massa on the hospital bed any longer, given his speedy recovery.

He will travel by helicopter to the local airport, where a private jet will fly to Brazil, hospital director Istvan Szilvassy was quoted as saying by Hungarian television Magyar Televizio. After spending a few days home, Massa is expected in Paris at Pitie-Salpetriere hospital, where he will start the rehabilitation treatment under the close watch of Dr. Gerard Saillant, as reported by the GMM news agency.

As far as his current condition goes, his personal doctor Dino Altman revealed Massa is getting better and better, did not lose his sense of humor and wants to return to racing as soon as possible.

He talks a lot and is cracking jokes. Racing is all he can think of. There's nothing to worry about, and no further operations are forecast. He remembers everything starting from Saturday, except for the crash of which he can't remember anything,” said Altman.

He knows what day is today, and he also knows that for two or three days he wasn't conscious, and he can remember his position in qualifying prior to the accident,” added the Italian doctor.

When told that Michael Schumacher will take his seat throughout his recuperation period, Massa jokingly concluded “We'll see if I let him drive my car!
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