The 28 year old Brazilian driver for Ferrari is currently in a medically-induced coma and is believed to be recovering positively after the surgery but latest test results confirmed that he is facing some eye problems. In the industry where pin-point decisions and visuals are vital, should his eye-sight suffer, so will his racing career.

According to Professor Robert Veres, "He has suffered some damage to the eye. We don't know if he'll be able to race again. I don't know (if he can return). It's too early to say about his future. We don't know the extent of the damage. Without an operation it's very hard to evaluate its function."

Massa is currently sedated in order to ‘protect his brain’ from swelling but this is done so as precautionary steps as he is not in any serious danger at the moment. Luca di Montezemolo, the president of Ferrari was at the hospital to pay Massa a visit and insisted that currently they have not passed any decisions on the implications of the team in the Formula 1.

He said "Our first priority is Felipe's recovery, Felipe's progress and so on. Felipe's been an important member of the Ferrari family for many years, since he arrived as a kid, so we all hope he can come back soon. (Team principal Stefano) Domenicali has to think and make good proposals for the future. We don't want to wait too long for Felipe, but our first priority now is to find out about Felipe, and only at that moment will we take a decision."