Massa insists he has no doubts about getting back into a Formula 1 car
Felipe Massa believes his life-threatening accident in July will not affect his ability and desire to race.
The Ferrari star's skull was fractured when it was hit by a spring from Rubens Barrichello's car during qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Massa told the Guardian: "If I don't drive then I am not the same person.
"I really hope, and expect, nothing will change inside of me when I go back into the car and start pushing to the maximum again."
The accident happened after a spring that fell from fellow Brazilian Barrichello's Brawn GP car hit Massa's helmet while he was travelling at more than 160mph.
Pressure on the brakes reduced Massa's speed to about 60mph when he hit the tyre wall but his injuries were described as "life-threatening" and there were fears for his sight.
In my opinion, Jenson has gone down because of the pressure - it is the only reason
Yet the 28-year-old has revealed that the hardest part of his recovery has been his absence from the track and he insisted he has no fears about returning to the sport that almost cost him his life.
"The worst thing that happened was not being able to race. If you can't drive that's terrible," he added.
"My wife has already asked me, at least 10 times, 'Are you sure you don't feel any doubts or worries?' Always, I say, 'No, because this is what I like to do.' Ever since I was a small boy this is my life. This is what I like to do."
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