Felipe Massa makes Ferrari test return in Maranello (Pictures & video)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Felipe Massa's eye injury was still visible as he made his F1 test return
Felipe Massa's eye injury was still visible as he made his F1 test return

Today, 79 days after his horrific crash in qualifying at the Hungaroring, Felipe Massa got back behind the wheel of a Ferrari. He said:

The moment I got into the car it was exactly like before the accident, as if nothing had happened. It was important to demonstrate to the people who work with me, that nothing has changed, that I can be competitive and that I can contribute to what will be the new car and to next year?s fight for the title.

See below from pictures and video from Massa’s return to Ferrari.

Stefano Domenicali, Piero Ferrari, Jean Alesi and, of course, race engineer Rob Smedley were among those on hand to greet Massa on his return.

The Brazilian driver drove a Ferrari F2007 fitted with GP2-style slick tyres – a similar specification to that used by Michael Schumacher while planning his return to take Massa’s place which was, of course, aborted.

Felipe Massa Ferrari test return video

Felipe Massa Ferrari test return pictures