Felipe Massa will return home to Brazil on Monday as he continues to make good progress after his horrific crash at the Hungaroring nine days ago.
The Brazilian has responded well to surgery to his fractured skull and he has made a rapid recovery since waking from an induced coma earlier this week.
Massa’s personal doctor Dino Altmann says he will fly home to Sau Paulo on Monday to be with friends and family and continue his recovery.
“Felipe continues to improve,” Altman told reporters at the AEK Hospital in Budapest. “He is doing very well, and we have already decided to go back home on Monday to Sao Paulo.”
“He is to continue his recovery and return to racing as soon as possible, that’s the plan. “He is in a very good mood, good shape, and he just wants to come back soon.”
Michael Schumacher, Massa’s former teammate and mentor, will take the place of the Brazilian at the European Grand Prix in Valencia.