Da Matta out of hospital


Former F1 driver Christiano Da Matta has been released from hospital. Christiano had been in recovery for 50 days after his Champ Car accident during testing at Road America. He thereby hit a deer with his right front tire. The deer then hit his head and will most likely have knocked Christiano out.

He remained unconscious when the safety crew extricated da Matta from the car and was airlifted to Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah, Wisconsin, where he underwent surgery to remove a subdural hematoma. Following the surgery, da Matta was placed in an induced coma, to allow for the swelling to subside.

However now, after steady progress, Christiano is on his way home after further surgury last week.

His brother wrote on Christiano's website: "Dear friends, I'm very proud to announce that Cristiano is now able to leave the hospital. Yesterday we went out for lunch and dinner, he ate a lot and is ready to get back home and continue his rehabilitation process."

He continued: "In the name of my family, I want to thank you all for the support you've been given us. On those last 50 days this web page has been our bible, which gave us hope and strengh to go through this."

Obviously we wish Christiano and his family all the best during this recovery process. More about this can be found on his website: http://www.damatta.com/