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Massa feared his F1 career was over last season

Published on Jan 18, 2013 6:43 AM
 
Ferrari driver Felipe Massa looks on during a press conference during the Wrooom, F1 and MotoGP Press Ski Meeting, Ducati and Ferrari's annual media gathering, in Madonna di Campiglio on Jan 17, 2013. -- PHOTO: AFP

(REUTERS) - Felipe Massa feared his Formula One career was finished last season and consulted a sports psychologist to help him overcome his problems at Ferrari.

The Brazilian told the BBC, in an interview at his team's winter Wrooom media event in the Italian Dolomites, that he had considered stopping.

"Yeah. I thought about so many things. I thought maybe I was finished. I thought about not staying in Ferrari. I did not know what would happen. So many things were inside my brain," he said.

"I talked to everyone," added the 2008 championship runner-up who came back from a near-fatal head injury suffered in 2009. "But I also did work with a professional psychologist, sporting psychologist.

 
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