I don't need glasses to race says Massa

Claire Edwards

Ferrari's Felipe Massa has denied reports that he needs glasses to drive a Formula One car.

The Brazillian's eyesight has been under scrutiny following a near-death accident last season when a suspension spring from Barichello's car hit his helmet during the Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying, although medical reports have shown that his eyesight was back to normal by the end of last year.

However, Massa has been spotted recently wearing glasses at night while driving his own car, but insisted that it was purely to protect his sight for the future.