Unwell Massa needed hospital checks

Felipe Massa might miss the Hungarian F1 Grand Prix after being taken to hospital feeling unwell

If the Brazilian does not drive, then the likely replacement would be Williams reserve driver Paul di Resta - who is in Budapest this weekend working for Sky TV, stepping in for the unwell Martin Brundle.

"I'm sure he's probably fairly nervous", said Williams of di Resta, who last raced in F1 with Force India in 2013.

The Williams team said in a statement that the 36-year-old Massa went to the Formula One medical center and then Honvedkorhaz hospital on Friday for "precautionary tests" after feeling "unwell and dizzy" during the second practice session. He was cleared to take part in Saturday's practice session by the FIA medical delegate, but he felt unwell again during FP3 and has made the decision to withdraw from the weekend.

Massa is hoping to be fit enough to race in the Belgian Grand Prix at the end of August, although he does have the benefit of the summer break to recover.

Williams reserve driver di Resta, who had been put on standby overnight, has been given the nod to take over the vehicle for qualifying. It meant the Scot - Williams' official reserve driver - replaced the Brazilian driver for his F1 appearance since the 2013 Brazilian Grand Prix.

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Paul Di Resta turned up to the Hungaroring on Saturday morning, expecting to be in the Sky Sports commentary box. It's a tricky little track and You have to be very committed and confident. He was cleared to take part in Saturday's final session before qualifying but ended it early.

Di Resta will take over the unwell Massa's auto, which will be renumbered to #40, from the start of qualifying. Felipe, as you all know, fell unwell at the end of FP2 yesterday.

"I need to rest and prepare myself in the best way to come back even stronger in Spa". You just have to get in the vehicle and do the best job possible.

"He has not competed in a race weekend for a few years, but having someone like Paul you are going to have the confidence that they will deliver". "The team prepared me as best I could in an hour and a half".

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