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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.”

Ka-boom! NHRA Funny Car driver Cruz Pedregon blows up brand new car body

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Former NHRA Funny Car champ Cruz Pedregon was a happy man coming into Friday’s qualifying for this weekend’s Dodge NHRA Mile-High Nationals in Morrison, Colorado (a suburb of Denver).

The reason Pedregon was feeling good was he had a brand new Toyota Camry body atop his Funny Car chassis. It was state of the art, it looked fast and it was prepared to run fast.

And everything really looked good as soon as Pedregon hit the gas in his qualifying run vs. Tim Wilkerson.

Well, for a few seconds, that is.

As the two drivers hurtled down the 1,000-foot drag strip, Pedregon’s brand new body was destroyed in a massive explosion.

Fortunately, Pedregon was uninjured.

Check out the big ka-boom: