Sophia Floersch fractures spine after huge airborne crash in Formula Three | Sport



Germany's 17-year-old Formula Three driver Sophia Floersch has sustained a spinal fracture following a huge accident at the Macau Grand Prix, her team said on Sunday.

The Van Amersfoort Racing driver lost control into the Lisboa bend before flying over the barriers and into a photographers' bunker at high speed.

Rob van Gameren
(@ VanGamerenF1)

Hier de Macau-crash van Sophia Floersch nog van een ander camerastandpunt op de tribune. De snelheid en impact is echt ongelofelijk! Hopelijk is niet alleen Sophia, maar iedereen daar ongedeerd. I've got updates. #MacauGP pic.twitter.com/FqZzVwu1q8


November 18, 2018

"Just wanted to let everybody know that I am fine but will be going into surgery tomorrow morning," Floersch wrote on Twitter. "Thanks to the @ fia and @ hwaag-official @ MercedesAMGF1 who are taking great care of me. Thanks to everybody for the supporting messages. Update soon. "

Japanese driver Sho Tsuboi, who Floersch crashed into, was taken to hospital with back pain. Race organisers confirmed two photographers and a marshal were also in hospital.

Rob van Gameren
(@ VanGamerenF1)

Mijn god, hier de crash vanaf de tribune gefilmd. Pas op, schokkende beelden! Nogmaals: het is Sophia Floersch die is gecrasht in de Formule 3-race van Macau. De Duitse risjdt voor het Nederlandse team Van Amersfoort Racing. Hopelijk komt er snel een update! # F3 pic.twitter.com/HesSwYimWf


November 18, 2018

Pole-sitter Daniel Ticktum was leading the race when it was stopped.


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