Germany's Sophia Flörsch suffers horrific airborne crash at Macau Grand Prix

Germany's Sophia Flörsch suffers horrific airborne crash at Macau Grand Prix

Formula 3 driver Sophia Floersch has tweeted that she is "fine" after suffering a fractured spine from a horror crash in the Macau Grand Prix on Sunday.

Videos of the accident posted online show race cars negotiating a right turn when Sophia's vehicle suddenly hurtles in the air above the tracks, strikes another auto driven by Sho Tsuboi, flies over the race barriers and crashes into the fencing behind them. Five people were reported injured including another driver, two photographs and a marshal. Tsuboi suffered lumbar pain and will undergo further examination.

One of the drivers, Guan Yu Zhou, who was behind Floersch said, "First of all it was such a scary moment". Florsch's auto was launched over Tsuboi's, over the barrier and catch fencing at an estimated 172mph, landing in an area occupied by track marshals and photographers.

No word yet on what caused this nasty crash to happen but what we can confirm is that Floersch survived. The driver later posted on social media that she was scheduled for surgery and thanked everyone for their support.

The video of the crash was just plain terrifying.

German driver Sophia Flörsch went flying through the air after a high-speed crash.

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"I just hope she's OK".

She also broke records by becoming the youngest driver to win a Ginetta Junior Championship race.

Instead, it's Ticktum who will take the plaudits, and with it serve another reminder to Red Bull motorsport boss Helmut Marko of his credentials.

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

Yesterday, the Macau Grand Prix was brought to a complete standstill during a Formula 3 race. "It's not all confirmed, but it's looking nearly 100 per cent".

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