F1 Ferrari racing driver Felipe Massa has woken up and is making good progress after suffering life-threatening injuries during qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix
The Brazilian is being treated at Budapest's AEK military hospital, where doctors offered a positive outlook at a press conference on Monday.
Professor Robert Veres, the surgeon who operated on Massa, said: "He has suffered some damage to the eye. We don't know if he'll be able to race again."
Colonel doctor Lajos Zsiros said: "In the last 24 hours some major changes have gone through in the condition of Felipe Massa. His condition continues to be stable."
Zsiros added: "As we speak he is sleepy, but he gives adequate answers to the questions we ask him, and he can move his arms and legs spontaneously,"
"He has no fever, and we have removed the drain tube from his wound. Further improvement of his condition can be expected."
Massa was injured after being hit on the helmet at 162mph by a spring which had fallen from the back of Rubens Barrichello's car. Dazed, Massa then lost control of his car and ploughed into a tyre barrier at high speed.
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