Massa and Maldonado cleared to race in Canada

Felipe Massa had two heavy crashes during the Monaco GP weekend

Felipe Massa had two heavy crashes during the Monaco GP weekend

Felipe Massa and Pastor Maldonado on Thursday both announced that they are fighting fit for this weekend’s Formula One action in Canada, with the Brazilian admitting that he had further tests in his home country.

The pair were both nursing sore bodies after Monaco, where Brazilian Massa crashed twice at high speed at Ste-Devote, and Williams’ Maldonado complained of “pain” in the days after his crash that dislodged the barrier at Tabac corner, and brought the race to a dramatic halt.

Massa told Brazil’s Totalrace on Thursday: “I [underwent] all the [hospital] tests there in Monaco, and I also [had] some tests in Sao Paulo afterwards but there was nothing [wrong].

“I’m 100 per cent ready for this race,” he said in Canada. “After three or four days the muscle pain – which was completely normal after two crashes in the same direction – was already gone.”

Maldonado commented: “I’m ok, perfect – prepared for this weekend. Hopefully the car will be better here and we can finish in the points.” (GMM)

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