This is an onboard picture of the spring which worked loose from Rubens Barrichello’s Brawn during the middle 15 minute qualifying period of the Hungarian F1 Grand Prix. The spring was mostly stationary in the middle of the road as Massa, driving at over 200 km/h, slammed into it. The spring struck his helmet just over his left eye and delivered enough force to give Massa a fractured skull. I beleive Massa was knocked unconscious, and ran his car over the kitty litter and into the tyre wall at considerable speed. He can be thankful that it didn’t strike him square in the visor or he may nat have survived. He was flown by helicopter to hospital and had surgery straight away. According to formula1.com, he might be well enough to walk out of hospital next week. It’s just such a bizarre, freak accident you’d be unlikely to ever see again. F1 cars don’t usually fall apart on the track. But then again, Alonso’s wheel fell off after a pit stop so Renault are serving a one race ban from the European Grand Prix.
Meanwhile, Nicole Scherzinger’s boyfriend went on to win the race which, funnily enough, was his first win of the season despite taking out the championship last year. This all leaves Mark Webber in unfamiliar territory at second on the Drivers Championship leader board, 20 points behind Jenson Button and a real chance at winning. All it’s going to take is a few DNFs for Button and a few more podiums for Webber and it could happen.