Macau Grand Prix Halted After Horrific Crash, 6 Injured

Sophia Floersch Macau Crash

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.

Just before turning into a bend, the 17-year-old German lost control of her auto which then flew up into the air, spinning, and crashed into the fences around the edge of the race track.

Fortunately, Floersch survived the frightful crash but has been diagnosed with a spinal fracture, to which she'll undergo surgery soon. Tsuboi, the driver Floersch hit, is suffering from back pain as a result of the crash, with two photographers and a marshal also in hospital with different injuries. The two photographers and the marshal, unfortunately, suffered more serious injuries and are now under observation.

A medical report released by Floersch's team, Van Amersfoort Racing, revealed the German was conscious but that she had sustained a spinal fracture.

'Thanks to the @fia and @hwaag_official @MercedesAMGF1 who are taking great care of me.

"The others involved include a marshal Chan Cha In, who suffered facial lacerations, a broken jaw plus an abrasion to his "upper abdomen wall".

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"All my thoughts are with Sophia Florsch after the accident at Macau".

The race was eventually re-started an hour later with British driver Dan Ticktum defending his title.

Floersch was conscious and transported to hospital, later tweeting that she would undergo surgery on Monday.

Florsch thanked fans for their messages of support on Twitter after the accident.

Ferrari junior driver Guan Yu Zhou explained what caused the horrendous crash. According to the Motosport.com report, Floersch rear-ended the then-15th placer Jehan Daruvala on a flat-out part of the track, which put her out of control onto TOM'S Dallara-Toyota of Sho Tsuboi.

"I just hope she's OK".

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