LITESPORT London Lite Tuesday, 13 October 2009 35 Massa rides again and is set for 2010 FELIPE MASSA insists he is as good as he ever was after getting back into the driving seat for Ferrari for the first time since his horrific accident. The Brazilian, 28, has been sidelined since fracturing his skull in an incident in qualifying for Julys Hungarian Grand Prix. He got back into a F1 Ferrari yesterday (below), in a privately- owned F2007 at the Fiorano track near Maranello, Italy, and said: It went very well. What happened last July 25 has not changed anything. I didnt manage to do many laps because it was raining but I didnt have any problems, it was as if Id never stopped. I am still the same as before and that makes me happy, for me and for the team. We can work to prepare for the 2010 Championship. Red Bull has the Vettel ingredient to grab title LITE&BITTER Gotanaxetogrind?Doithere... RE UKRAINE (LL 12/10) Terry sledges Shevchenko and thats OK. What would people say if it was the other way round? I can see the headlines Shevchenko should get life ban for sledging Terry. Andrew DON21 (L&B 12/10) you are such a dope. Green gets sold short by Rio and all of a sudden isnt good enough. Get behind us instead of moaning like a toddler. RJ GEOFF TEATHER (LL 12/10) Robertson most successful player outside British Isles? You heard of Cliff Thorburn or Kirk Stevens? Alan Goldshaker My criteria was success in ranking tournaments. Thorburn won just two and Mr Stevens failed to win any GT JONESY (L&B 12/10) Arsenal have won 13 titles how many have your team won? Afc postcode SOUTHERNUTD (L&B 12/10) I dont support Arsenal. Leyton Orient are my club. Just sick of all you glory hunters. Enjoy following your team on TV? Mark, local supporter To be considered for publication, texts must be submitted with name and address or postcode. Please restrict messages to 25 WORDS. Thanks. >>Text TELLUS to 65800 followed by a space and your messageEach text costs 50p plus standard network charges >>Text LL RANT to 65400 Terms apply. See SOMERSETS hopes of progressing to the Super Eights stage of the Twenty20 Champions League now rest in the hands of Trinidad & Tobago after the Caribbean crusaders cruised to a 44-run win yesterday. Star all-rounder Dwayne Bravo snared four wickets as Justin Langers side crumbled to 106 all out in their pursuit of 151. Somersets fate now lies in the hands of T&T, who must beat Deccan Chargers in tomorrows final Group A match if the Sabres are to qualify. Langer said: I dont think India would like me saying this, but I hope Trinidad beat Deccan. ANDREW FLINTOFF insists he isnt worried by the pain after his knee surgery -- its the frustration that is driving him around the twist. The 31-year-old England all- rounder had knee surgery in late August and is still on crutches. He said: The frustrating thing is that I dont even feel injured. Im not in pain but the surgeon warned me its going to be a test of patience -- and patience is not something Ive got in abundance. The rehab is very slow. Im on the crutches until November and once the knee is scanned, well see if its beginning to work. It helps that the surgeon says the chances of me coming back are high. Flintoff, out and about promoting his latest book Ashes to Ashes, revealed both the ECB and Lancashire would be involved in his rehabilitation -- and added that he would consider playing four-day matches at county level. The ECB will monitor it, and I will report to them, to the doctors. But Im also contracted to Lancashire, he said. Ive got another year to run on my contract with Lancashire. If they want me, Id like to do that but I want to play for England and I wont jeopardise that. Ive got lots of ambition left with England. I want to win a World Cup. I want to win Twenty20 tournaments.No write-off: Flintoff with his latest book BY HARRY LANE In fine Vettel: Red Bulls Sebastian Vettel celebrates his win in Japan where Button, left, struggled DRIVERS CHAMPIONSHIP 1. JENSONBUTTON(GB)BRAWN 85PTS 2. RUBENSBARRICHELLO(BRZ)BRAWN 71 3. SEBASTIANVETTEL(GER)REDBULL 69 4. MARKWEBBER(AUS)REDBULL 51.5 5. KIMIRAIKKONEN(FIN)FERRARI 45 6. LEWISHAMILTON(GB)MCLAREN 43 7. NICOROSBERG(GER)WILLIAMS 34.5 8. JARNOTRULLI(ITA)TOYOTA 30.5 9. FERNANDOALONSO(SP)RENAULT 26 10.TIMOGLOCK(GER)TOYOTA 24 CONSTRUCTORS 1.BRAWN-MERCEDES 156PTS 2.REDBULL-RENAULT 120.5 3.FERRARI 67 4.MCLAREN-MERCEDES 65 5.TOYOTA 54.5 GRANDS PRIX TO GO SUNDAY:BRAZIL,SAOPAULO 1NOV:ABUDHABI,YASMARINA SEBASTIAN VETTEL insists overhauling Jenson Button for the F1 world championship is not Mission Impossible. The Red Bull driver goes into Sundays Brazilian Grand Prix knowing he needs to make up 14 pointsinthefinaltworacesof the season -- and insists its Mission Just-About-Possible. The Interlagos track in Sao Paulo, and the new 3.45-mile cir- cuit carved out of the desert for the final Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi, will both demand a car with outright power combined with nimble handling and tar- mac-gripping traction. According to Vettel, his per- formances in the last two Grands Prix in Singapore, where he might have pushed Lewis Hamil- ton for the win had he not incurred a pit lane penalty, and at Suzuka in Japan where the youngGermanscoredastunning victory,proveshisRedBullisnow ahead of Buttons Brawn as the best all-rounder. We were on totally different circuits,hesaid.Singaporewas rough,bumpy,astreetcircuitand very low speed. Japan was high speed.Wevemadeastepforward with our car so it should be good for the last two races. Vettel, 22, who revealed how he has prepared for the heat and humidityof SouthAmericaand the Middle East with gruel- lingsessionsof cyclingand tennis, is also confident in his own abilities. Last seasons Bra- zilian Grand Prix will long be remem- bered for the man- n e r i n w h i c h Hamilton broke the heart of local hero Felipe Massa by overtaking Timo Glock on the last corner of the last laptotakethefifthplacethatgave theBritishacethetitlebyjustone point. What was overlooked amid the furore surrounding Hamiltons stunning success was Vettels drive on a treacherous track to fourth place for Toro Rosso, Red Bulls junior team . We were good there last year, he said. This time we go with a stronger car, so it should be even better. Am I feeling the pressure? Not at all. As a racing driver you have to live pressure from the begin- ning of your career. Some- times things didnt go our way, butthats p a r t o f r a c i n g , I guess. It happens. We should have col- lected more points. In more than three or four places we had the pace to win, and we didnt. 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