Felipe Massa suffers heavy crash at Hungarian Grand Prix (video)
Brazilian F1 driver Felipe Massa is in serious condition after undergoing surgery on his fractured skull suffered in a crash during qualification at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Saturday.
The Ferrari driver was struck in the helmet by a spring which came off the Brawn GP car driven by compatriot Rubens Barrichello and then crashed into a tyre barrier at about 175 mph.
The 28-year-old was airlifted from the circuit to a hospital in Budapest where surgeons operated on him to treat a fracture to his skull. He also suffered cuts to his forehead and brain concussion, according to Ferrari.
Massa is winner of 11 Grand Prix and was world championship runner-up in 2008.