Van Amersfoort Racing’s Sophia Floersch has issued a statement on Twitter after footage emerged of a horror crash during the Formula Three Macau Grand Prix on Sunday.
The German teenager's vehicle left the track and collided with a nearby marshals area. She was, however, conscious when taken to hospital although she is reported to have suffered a broken spine in the collision.
A crash in the Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix has to be seen to be believed. Early reports suggest everyone involved survived. pic.twitter.com/jc4TXOdNn0
— Herald Sun Sport (@heraldsunsport) November 18, 2018
The incident happened towards the end of a straight where speed tracking had her clocked at 276.2km/h. Five people were reported injured including another driver, two photographs and a marshal.
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Just wanted to let everybody know that I am fine but will be going into Surgery tomorow morning. Thanks to the @fia and @hwaag_official @MercedesAMGF1 who are taking great care of me.
Thanks to everybody for the Supporting messages.
— Sophia Floersch (@SophiaFloersch) November 18, 2018
wishing you and everybody involved a quick recovery 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 https://t.co/TiIE9CRSZv
— Nico Rosberg (@NicoRosberg) November 18, 2018
Ferrari junior driver Guan Yu Zhou explained to Australian outlet News.au how the incident unfolded.
First of all it was such a scary moment. Sophia was really close to Jehan, so when Jehan braked early she had no time to react. She hit Jehan’s right-rear, and that spun her around straight into Lisboa, and she flew into the other car.
I just hope she’s OK.