17-year-old German Formula Three racecar driver Sophia Floersch was involved in a horrific crash on Sunday in China. The teenage driver’s car went airborne during Macau Grand Prix after her car made contact with another car.
The footage of the wreck shows Floersch’s car traveling at a high rate of speed before making contact with another car and flying through the air into a concrete wall.
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
Reports are that Floersch suffered a concussion and a fractured spine during the crash. According to a tweet she sent out, her injury requires surgery.
— VanAmersfoortRacing (@VARmotorsport) November 18, 2018
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
Floersch is lucky she survived such a violent crash at such a high rate of speed. Hopefully she’s able to make a full recovery and continue to race.