Felipe Massa Races Go Kart and Expresses Interest In Racing at Abu Dhabi

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Felipe Massa Races Go Kart and Expresses Interest In Racing at Abu Dhabi

Brazilian news agency Globo has reported that Ferrari's only confirmed driver for 2010, Felipe Massa, has returned to the track and completed six laps in a go kart before his session was cut short due to bad weather. 

He appeared at the Kartódromo da Granja Viana in Sao Paulo, Brazil wearing his Ferrari monkey suit and his signature helmet. The other locals who shared the track at the time were asked not to film or take pictures of Massa as he went about his training. He is expected to return before the end of the week to continue his go kart training, weather permitting. 

Massa reported that upon finishing his brief outing on the track he felt fine and didn't feel as if his recent injuries inhibited him in any way. 

In addition to his kart training, he has also confirmed that he intends to participate in two competitive kart races before the end of the year: the 500 mile kart race hosted at the same track he is training on, as well as his annual charity kart race O Desafio das Estrelas de Kart, which will be hosted on a brand new track designed by Felipe Massa and Lucas Di Grassi and will feature various prestigious race drivers to be named within the next few months. Two confirmed drivers at the event include regulars Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello.   

Aside from karting, Massa has now expressed interest in returning to Formula 1 as early as the final race of this season, which will be hosted at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. His team is open to the idea and will wait until further medical examinations take place before taking further steps toward achieving the goal. 

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