Massa on his way home
Felipe Massa has reportedly left the Hungarian hospital in which he was recuperating and boarded a private jet to fly home to Brazil.
Last Updated: 03/08/09 12:45pm
Felipe Massa has left the Hungarian hospital in which he was recuperating and boarded a private jet to fly home to Brazil.
Massa, who has made a steady recovery from his horrific Hungarian qualifying accident, was seen smiling and shaking hands with officials at Budapest's Ferihegy International Airport.
From there the 28-year-old, accompanied by his wife Rafaela and personal doctor Dino Altman, will fly home to Sao Paulo, stopping over in Dakar, Senegal.
His left eye was badly bruised but slightly open and there were no bandages over the line of stitches on his left temple.
The 28-year-old, last year's championship runner-up, spent several days in an induced coma and on a respirator but was released from an intensive care unit last Wednesday.
Massa is expected to head to a Brazilian hospital when he arrives home but only for a brief check-up. He will not have to remain in hospital.