Massa cleared to race at Spa

Felipe Massa has been given the all clear to race at this weekend’s Belgium Grand Prix after missing Hungary due to illness.

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The Brazilian pulled out on Saturday of the Hungary weekend after complaining of dizzy and sick.

He was subsequently replaced by Paul Di Resta who took over from qualifying onwards. The Scot will take over again if Massa falls ill again.

“Actually I had vertigo – so I was feeling dizzy not only in the car but also when lying down in the bed,” Massa said.

“I feel good. I feel ready to get back in the car. I had a… I was feeling a bit dizzy that weekend, vertigo is what I had.

“It was the first time I had this strange feeling, it, unfortunately, happened in a race weekend and it kept me out of the car, I feel good now and ready to get back to the second part of the season, and hopefully we can do good races.”

FIA medical approval is needed to race at a Grand Prix and Massa was cleared on Thursday afternoon.

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