F3 driver Florsch injured in Macau crash

F3 Macau crash

F3 Macau crash

Chinese driver Guan Yu Zhou said that an error from race organisers may have resulted in the 280km/h crash which left German teen driver Sophia Floersch with a fractured spine at the Macau F3 World Cup today.

Sunday's accident occurred during the Formula 3's Macau Grand Prix when Flörsch lost control of her Van Amersfoort auto at a speed of just under 280 kilometers per hour (174 miles per hour).

Sophia is seen as one of the rising stars in motor sports, and had previously raced in Formula Four, an open-wheel racing auto category for junior drivers.

Florsch thanked fans for their messages of support on Twitter after the accident.

The race, which was won eventually by 19-year-old Dan Ticktum of London, was delayed for over one hour to fix the barrier and tend to the injured parties. "Our thoughts go also to the other people involved and we wish them a speedy recovery".

Miraculously, two photographers and a track marshal also survived after being caught up in the spectacular incident.

She even managed to Tweet after the wreck, assuring everyone she was ok and was set for surgery that would attend to her injuries.

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Floersch was racing towards a bend when she collided with Jehan Daruvala, who was in the process of braking for yellow warning flags.

'A serious incident has occured on Lap 4 of the 2018 FIA F3 World Cup at Macau involving vehicle #25 Sophia Florsch (GER),' an FIA statement read an hour after the incident. "I hope she's really doing well but I've heard that she's fine, which is great".

"I don't think I've ever seen anything like this".

Floersch, who is not 18 until next month, races in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship for Van Amersfoort Racing, in what is her debut season at this level.

What wasn't seen on the video, though, was the accounts that happened before and after the crash.

"She was travelling like a rocket in her own auto".

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