German Formula 3 driver Sophia Floersch, 17-year-old, has fractured her spine in a crash during the F3 World Cup final in Macau.
The accident occurred at 170 mph. After losing control, the car launched into the air over a rival's car and into fences in the media section. Floersch notified her fans following the race. She is fine but has confirmed she is set to undergo surgery. Her car crashed into fellow racer Sho Tsuboi, who was also taken to hospital suffering from lumbar pain. Three further individuals, a marshal and two photographers were also involved in the accident and have also been transferred to hospital.The race was immediately red flagged after the incident and was restarted after a delay.
The moment of the accident
Floersch reposted many messages of good luck to her Instagram story. She previously raced in F4 and made history in her debut race by becoming the first female to score points in an ADAC Formula 4 race. She also broke records by becoming the youngest driver to win a Ginneta Junior Championship. The German took up karting when she was just five-years-old, going onto compete across Europe. After the race got back underway in Macau it was Red Bull junior Dan Ticktum who crossed the line first. A total of eight drivers failed to finish thanks to several crashes throughout the race.