Felipe Massa's personal doctor is confident the Brazilian driver will be able to leave hospital in less than 10 days thanks to the progress he is making.
Further tests performed yesterday showed that the edema Massa had is now disappearing, and doctor Dino Altman continues to be upbeat about the Ferrari driver's progress.
"The edema involved only a tiny part of the brain. There's nothing to worry about, and no further operations are forecast. No permanent damage," Altman told Gazzetta dello Sport.
"He speaks normally, very well and more than before. He remembers everything starting from Saturday, except for the crash of which he can't remember anything. He knows what day is today, and he also knows that for two or three days he wasn't conscious.
"The way things are going, he will be able to leave even before 10 days have gone by."
Massa was able to take his first steps yesterday, when he left the intensive care unit. The doctor said Massa asked who won the Hungarian Grand Prix and that he remembered his qualifying position before his accident. The Brazilian will be replaced by seven-time champion Michael Schumacher at the European Grand Prix next month.Related story:• Massa already thinking of racing again, doctor says