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Barrichello: Massa is in good spirits 13 Aug 2009

(L to R): Rubens Barrichello (BRA) Brawn Grand Prix with Felipe Massa (BRA) Ferrari.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 7, Turkish Grand Prix, Practice Day, Istanbul Park, Turkey, Friday, 5 June 2009

After travelling back to his home country of Brazil on Monday, Brawn GP’s Rubens Barrichello has wasted no time in catching up with friend Felipe Massa. Barrichello visited Massa's home on Wednesday, as his fellow Brazilian continues to recuperate from the fractured skull he sustained during qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Updating his official Twitter page, Barrichello said: “I have spent the afternoon with Felipe. He is fine and exactly the same person as before…thank God. I loved the afternoon, he was so well and in good spirits. On Felipe's comeback we need to be patient. He has to be 100 percent before he drives again."

Although Massa has been making a remarkable recovery from his injuries, no official date has been set for his return to the track, with personal doctor Dino Altman explaining last week that he’ll need time to ‘calmly convalesce'. Ferrari tester Luca Badoer is to fill in for the 28 year-old at next weekend’s European Grand Prix.