February 11th, 2014 (F1plus/B. Ferreira).- Felipe Massa revealed in a press conference held in Brazil that he has a good feeling after visiting Michael Schumacher at the hospital in Grenoble, France.
The seven-times F1 world champion remains in a coma after he suffered several brain injuries in a skiing accident in the last days of 2013. Although there are fears about the German’s condition, the Brazilian driver is confident that his friend will have a full recovery.
“I call his family everyday to have updates. We have a great friendship and I visited him when there was no one from the press. I’m still praying everyday since the day of the accident.
“I hope he will be able to wake up and live his life the way he used to do before. I’ve been there and I stayed on his side for a while. I had a good feeling there. He’s sleeping. When you look at him, it’s like a normal person sleeping”, said Massa.
Massa and Schumacher were teammates at Ferrari in 2006 and they are close friends since then. The German driver used to say that Massa is his “younger brother”.
Massa is excited after first taste at Williams: “It was a good start”
Massa also celebrated his first days at Williams at Jerez de la Frontera, when he had the opportunity to drive his new car in F1.
The 2008 runner-up managed to get a good mileage with the FW36-Mercedes package, and that, combined with the atmosphere within the team, makes Massa optimistic.
“It was a good start, and that is always a good thing. Especially in 2014 with all these changes. We still have a long way to go, a lot to learn, because it won’t be easy to go to the first race of the year and finish it. But it was a good start.
“The team made me feel very welcome, which was something that I needed”, said the Brazilian, who joined Williams after an eight-year spell at Ferrari.