Massa cleared to race at Spa by FIA medical delegate

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The FIA has approved Felipe Massa’s participation in this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix after missing the last Formula 1 race through illness.

Massa pulled out of the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend following final practice after coming down ill, with Williams reserve driver Paul di Resta taking his place.

The Brazilian required approval from the FIA medical staff at Spa to enter this weekend’s race, which was received on Thursday.

“I feel good. I feel ready to get back in the car,” Massa said during Thursday’s FIA press conference.

“I was feeling a little bit dizzy on that weekend, vertigo is the name of what I had. It was the first time that I had this, it was a strange feeling. It unfortunately happened in the race weekend, and it kept me out of the car.

“But I feel good now, ready to get back to the second part of the season, and hopefully we can do good races.”