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Felipe Massa "fine" after crashes at Monaco GP

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Felipe Massa is said to be "fine" and will race in Canada after suffering two near identical crashes in as many days over the Monaco Grand Prix weekend.

The Brazilian lost control of his Ferrari on the approach to Ste Devote hitting the inside barrier at high speed before skidding across into a second barrier on the outside of the corner on lap 29 of Sunday's race, just as he had on Saturday morning in final practice.

Massa was said to be racing with a sore neck after that first crash on Saturday and after the 32-year-old's second crash on Sunday he was placed in a neck brace before heading to the hospital.

However just 24 hours after the crash, Massa was discharged from hospital after posting a tweet of himself in hospital giving a thumbs up, now his Ferrari team are sure he will be fit enough to take part in the next race in Montreal.

"He is fine," said Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali, "and I believe that in the space of a few days he will back in perfect shape and ready to race in Montreal."

Ferrari themselves blamed Massa hitting a bump for the first incident on Saturday, however it is now believed a suspension problem could have caused the second crash on Sunday.

Ferrari stated: "The findings validated the first impressions of the engineers, confirming that the accident was caused by an element of the front left suspension breaking.

"With all the required inspections completed to analyse what happened at the Monegasque circuit, the car assembly department can now start work in preparing the car for the Canadian Grand Prix."

 

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