Ferrari and Massa facing race against time for qualifying

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There’s no rest for the wicked in Formula One, but Ferrari are facing a particularly busy lunchtime in Monaco after Felipe Massa suffered a big crash during final practice ahead of qualifying today.

The Brazilian driver crossed the start-finish line with DRS open to start a flying lap, and he appeared to lock up under braking after hitting a bump in the road. Massa’s Ferrari F138 careered into the wall on the left-hand side of the track before running into the barrier at Ste Devote and coming to rest.

Massa’s car was badly damaged, losing its front wing and both front wheels due to the severity of the crash. Thankfully, he managed to walk away from the accident without too much trouble, although reports in the paddock suggest that he may be suffering from a shoulder injury due to the big impact.

Ferrari will now have a big repair job to complete in time for qualifying, with Massa being forced to start P22 should they fail to get him out during Q1. In 2010, Fernando Alonso suffered a similar fate after a crash in FP3, but he managed to recover in the race to finish 6th.

Massa will also incur a five-place grid penalty after changing his gearbox due to the accident.

MotoGP points leader Fabio Quartararo scores third win of season

MotoGP Fabio Quartararo
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Fabio Quartararo won the Catalan Grand Prix, recapturing the MotoGP points lead and his championship momentum Sunday with his third victory of the season.

Quartararo, who opened the season with his first two career victories in the premier series, took his first checkered flag in two months by winning at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya aboard his Petronas Yamaha SRT.

The French rider opened an eight-point lead (108-100) over Joan Mir, who finished second Sunday. Alex Rins was third.

After winning the previous race, Maverick Vinales slipped to 18 points behind Quartararo after a ninth-place finish.

Andrea Dovizioso was the points leader entering the race but crashed his Ducati in the second turn and placed last. Dovizioso fell three spots to fourth in the championship rankings, 24 points behind Fabio Quartararo in MotoGP.