F1: Felipe Massa returns to Grenoble to visit Michael Schumacher

From GMM

Felipe Massa, the new Williams driver, revealed he recently visited his former Ferrari teammate Michael Schumacher in the Grenoble hospital.

“He looks normal,” Massa said at the Bahrain test, “and he also gave some reactions with the mouth and everything.

“I’m not a doctor, but when I saw him, for me, it looked very positive.”

Massa managed a healthy 60 laps in the FW36 on Friday, as the third day of Bahrain testing took place.

His pace was bettered only by fellow Mercedes-powered runners Jenson Button (McLaren) and Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), as the German carmaker continues to dominate early in the new V6 era.

Renault-powered Red Bull, meanwhile, continues to struggle, with Daniel Ricciardo managing just 28 laps on Friday until yet another mechanical problem.

But Australian Ricciardo insisted: “The car is definitely making progress. It’s coming together bit by bit.”

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