Massa helping Ferrari’s strong start

After years of frustrations following his life-threatening

injury, it seems Felipe Massa is back among Formula One’s elite


Massa will start from second in Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix

after qualifying ahead of teammate Fernando Alonso for the fourth

straight race. That’s good news for a Ferrari team looking for its

first title since 2007.

Massa has struggled since fracturing his skull in a crash at the

Hungarian Grand Prix in 2009. He hasn’t won a race since the

injury. In 2011, he became the first Ferrari driver to go a full

season without a podium finish, leading to speculation the team

would replace him.

But he finished third in the season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix

last year and has a chance to confirm he’s back to his best on