Five injured in Macau Grand Prix horror crash

Annette Crawford
November 18, 2018

The teenager's auto was lifted into the air and flew into a media section on one of the corners at the track at high speed.

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

Van Amersfoort Racing's Sophia Floersch was conscious and stable after the smash when her auto became airborne and hurtled into a marshals and photographers' area.

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

Once it was restarted, the race was eventually won by Red Bull junior driver Dan Tickum after a total of eight drivers failed to finish due to various accidents, but it was Floersch's which was the most significant. The result from the impact then launched her high into the air where she was catapulted into the debris fencing before her auto smashed into a photographers bunker and landing back on its wheels. "She hit Jehan's right-rear, and that spun her around straight into Lisboa, and she flew into the other vehicle". She is now in hospital receiving treatment. Let's hope to receive positive news soon!

"A serious incident has occurred on Lap 4 of the 2018 FIA F3 World Cup at Macau involving auto #25 Sophia Florsch (GER)", the statement read.

'Following evaluation by medical staff, the driver is conscious and has subsequently been taken to hospital for further evaluation'.

Floersch is considered to be one of the rising stars in all of motorsport.

Florsch, 17, previously raced F4 where she became the first woman to score points in an ADAC Formula 4 race.

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