Sophia Florsh crash: Teenage F3 driver fractures spine in horrifying high-speed incident at Macau Grand Prix



The teenage F3 driver Sophia Florsh is receiving treatment in hospital for a fractured spine after a high-speed crash at the Macau Grand Prix on Sunday.

Footage of the incident shows Florsh's Van Amersfoort Racing car speed into a corner out of control before clipping another car, flying through the air and crashing into a media building beside the track.

The driver of the other car, Sho Tsuboi, also crashed and was taken to hospital, as were two photographers and a race marshall.

An initial medical report revealed Florsh was conscious and that her vital signs were stable, with a fracture to the spine.

Later she tweeted: "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. Update soon. "

The 17-year-old is a highly regarded talent, having driven in Formula 4 before making the step up to F3 championship, which is currently led by Michael Schumacher's son Mick.

The race was immediately red flagged before restarting more than an hour later.

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