German race driver survives spectacular crash in Macau

German race driver survives spectacular crash in Macau

A 17-year-old female teenage driver suffered a fractured spine when her vehicle flew off the track in a horrifying crash at the Formula Three Macau Grand Prix on Sunday.

The 17-year-old, who drives with Van Amersfoort Racing, was admitted to hospital after losing control driving into a bend.

Florsch and Tsuboi were both conscious and alert after being extricated from their cars, although both complained of back pain.

The teenager was conscious when taken to hospital in the former Portuguese colony from where she tweeted that she was "fine" and would undergo surgery on Monday. Two photographers at the corner were also taken to hospital - Chan Weng Wang sustained a liver laceration and is being observed, while Hiroyuki Minami suffered a concussion.

"After the serious incident today in Macau the FIA is mobilized to help those involved and analyse what happened", Todt said on social media. Her auto hit fellow driver Sho Tsuboi before being catapulted through the air and through fencing.

'I just hope she's OK'.




Sophia Floersch somehow, someway, is (relatively) OK.

The race was eventually re-started an hour later with British driver Dan Ticktum defending his title.

"All the talk about me getting in an F1 auto, I think that if I keep performing well then I'll have a chance of a test".

"The whole weekend I've just focused on every little drill, ticking every box".

Florsch, who has links with Mercedes AMG F1's young driver program, tweeted an update to her followers saying that she was "fine" despite the heavy impact. Her father had earlier told DPA she was able to move all of her body.

"We were lucky that she was flying because she went over a barrier".

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