Massa safe after debris triggers high-speed crash 25 Jul 2009
Ferrari's Felipe Massa has escaped serious injury after crashing heavily towards the end of Saturday's Q2 qualifying session at the Hungaroring.
Massa ploughed straight off the circuit at Turn 4, burying the front of his car in a tyre wall, after being struck on the head by a piece of debris, thought to have come from the rear of Rubens Barrichello's Brawn car.
Medics were quickly in attendance and the start of Q3 was delayed as they extricated the Brazilian. After initial examinations at the medical centre, Massa, eighth fastest in Q2, was transferred by helicopter to hospital for further precautionary checks.
It was subsequently confirmed that Massa was conscious following the accident and that he has sustained a cut above his left eye, which is not believed to be serious.