Sophia Floersch fractures spine after huge airborne crash at Macau GP
Germany’s 17-year-old Formula 3 driver Sophia Floersch has sustained a spinal fracture following a huge accident at the Macau Grand Prix, her team said on Sunday. Video, which you can see above, shows the Van Amersfoort Racing driver losing control into the Lisboa bend before flying over the barriers and into a photographers’ bunker at high speed. Her speed was estimated at 171.6 miles per hour when the incident occurred.
Just wanted to let everybody know that I am fine but will be going into Surgery tomorow morning. Thanks to the @fia and @hwaag_official @MercedesAMGF1 who are taking great care of me.
Thanks to everybody for the Supporting messages.
— Sophia Floersch (@SophiaFloersch) November 18, 2018
Japanese driver Sho Tsuboi, who Floersch crashed into, was taken to hospital with back pain. Race organizers confirmed two photographers and a marshal were also in hospital. Pole-sitter Daniel Ticktum was leading the race when it was stopped. (Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Davis)