1 Oct 2009

Massa back in the driver's seat

6:52 am on 1 October 2009

The Brazilian formula one driver Felipe Massa has been back in a racing car for the first time since his near-fatal accident at the Hungarian Grand Prix in July.

An unidentified source close to the Ferrari driver said Massa drove seven laps in a cart at a circuit outside Sao Paulo.

The 28-year-old Massa's outing was cut short by rain, and although his doctor said he suffered no pain or discomfort, he won't be returning to Formula One until next season.