[PeterPaul.ca] — During a qualifying session at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Saturday, Ferrari Motor Sport driver Felipe Massa was seriously injured when he crashed into a wall. Massa, 28, was airlifted to AEK Hospital in Budapest, the Hungarian capital, Ferrari Motor Sports said in a statement.
The statement said Massa “suffered a cut to his forehead, a bone damage of his skull and a brain concussion,” after Saturday’s crash. After his surgery on Saturday afternoon, Ferrari said Massa “will remain under observation in intensive care.” Several media outlets have reported that Massa is now in “life-threatening” but stable condition.
In video shot during the final seconds before Massa’s crash, a piece of debris can be seen hitting the Formula One driver in the head, seconds later Massa veered into a tire wall. Formula One said the debris was likely from the rear damper spring of Rubens Barrichello’s car, which was just ahead of Massa’s Ferrari.