Massa: ‘I’m lucky to be alive’


Felipe Massa says he is lucky to be alive in a world exclusive first interview since the accident….by…News of the Word?

“I know I’m lucky to be alive – I don’t remember anything about the accident but I will race again,” Massa told the News of the World.

“When I woke up I didn’t know why I was in hospital, so I was asking ‘why am I here?'” Massa said.

“I was pulling all the tubes and Eduardo, my brother, tried to stop me – so we had a fight.

“The accident was so unlucky but I know I’m lucky to be alive. I don’t remember anything of what happened.

“It was my race, so when I awoke from the coma I couldn’t believe it when they told me Lewis [Hamilton] had won and Kimi [Raikkonen] was second.”

Now don’t ask me how NOTW got the interview (more like overheard it with a long-distance boom mic) but they did and its great to hear that Felipe is doing better and already thinking of racing.

He was visited by his friend and substitute driver Michael Schumacher this week who said:

Schuey said: “It is good that I finally made it to see Felipe. I feel better now. I am surprised at his condition as the accident was only one week ago. We sat together chatting for three hours and I really feel relieved now.”

But Schumacher admitted he was feeling the effects of driving again.

He added: “I have to say that I am feeling muscles I was not even aware existed any more. But you cannot test for a day after such a lot of time without feeling anything, and I am curious to see what will happen in the coming days.”

Here is to a speedy recovery for Massa and a successful substitution for Schumacher in Spain.

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