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FEBRUARY 4, 2004

Felipe Massa OK

Felipe Massa is under observation in hospital in Barcelona after a huge accident in testing at Turn 1 in Barcelona. The Brazilian youngster suffered what appears to have been a wheel coming off his car as he went into the first corner at the Circuit de Catalunya and went into the barriers. Massa was able to climb from the wreck unaided but suffered dizziness after the crash and was then helicoptered to hospital.

The remains of the chassis are being taken back to the Sauber factory in Hinwil for analysis but eyewitness reports confirm that a wheel fell off the car at around 180mph.