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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, February 1, 2010

Autos: Massa returns to F1 after crash

Associated Press

VALENCIA, Spain— Felipe Massa has driven a competitive Formula One car for the first time since a life-threatening crash last summer.

The Ferrari driver was among the first onto Valencia’s Cheste Circuit Monday as a three-day test session got the new campaign under way.
The 28-year-old Massa sustained a skull fracture during a crash in July at the Hungarian Grand Prix. The Brazilian underwent lifesaving surgery and missed the remainder of the season.
Massa has driven several older model Ferraris since November, but Monday’s outing was the first in the new F10 car.
Massa drives again on Tuesday before giving way to new teammate Fernando Alonso on Wednesday.