The following picture is a little graphic, but it shows the damage done to Massa's face and helmet by the flying shrapnel.
http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc27 ... elment.jpg
Jeebus. I hadn't seen that image yet.
Considering the impact, speed and trajectory was very simmilar to Senna's, its a miracle he is alive. I think the biggest change has been the elimination of off track launch points. Too bad no one thought to eliminate them in 1999 at Fontana.
Zanardi's accident and recovery still remain a modern miracle.
I really hope Massa has a shot to return and be competitivce. I am still disappointed in last season. Overall, I think he was a better driver and deserved the championship. Hamilton lucked in to it with Felipe's engine grenading at Hungary among other things. Three more laps in Hungary and there's no chance at Hamilton for the title. It'd be a real shame if Massa never got another crack at the title.
Do the math. If John Surtees is 75 and his son was 18...