Young F3 driver Sophia Floersch has spinal fracture after airborne crash at Macau GP

German driver Sophia Floersch during the 65th Macau Grand Prix on the streets of Macau, China, Photograph:( Agencia EFE )

Agencia EFE Macau Nov 19, 2018, 01.04 PM (IST)

German Formula Three driver Sophia Floersch, 17, was hospitalised Sunday following a high-speed airborne crash after she lost control of her car during the Macau Grand Prix.

Van Amersfoort Racing team posted Floersch's medical report to Twitter, which showed she was conscious and her vital signs were stable when transferred to the hospital.

Later, Floersch wrote on Twitter "Just wanted to let everybody know that I am fine but will be going into Surgery tomorrow morning."

×

The International Automobile Federation (FIA) published a statement on its official Facebook page explaining that Floersch and four others injured in the crash - Japanese driver Sho Tsuboi, two photographers and a track commissar - were all conscious when taken to the hospital.

Amateur video of the accident showed Floersch's car flying into the air at very high speed toward the outside of a sharp right turn, vaulting the barriers and crashing into the outer fences lining the street circuit, but did not show what caused her to lose control.

Red Bull junior driver Dan Ticktum of Britain went on to win the Macau GP after it resumed following the accident.

Story highlights

FIA published a statement on its official Facebook page explaining that Floersch and four others injured in the crash - Japanese driver Sho Tsuboi, two photographers and a track commissar - were all conscious when taken to the hospital.