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Sophia Flörsch Confirms she is Okay Following Macau Grand Prix Crash

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Sophia Flörsch
Credit: FIA European Formula 3 Championship

Van Amersfoort Racing‘s Sophia Flörsch has been diagnosed with a spinal fracture following her horrific crash at the Macau Grand Prix.

A medical report issued by the Macau organisers says that the 17-year-old German was complaining of back pain.

Flörsch hit the back of Jehan Daruvala on the run to Lisboa, and damaged her VAR machine in the impact.

Out of control, she was launched over the inside of the kerb into the TOM‘s of Sho Tsuboi.

She was flung over the barrier and through the catch fencing into an area occupied by marshals and photographers.

Figures taken from the speed-trap before the braking area of Lisboa shows that she was travelling at 276.2km/h (171.6mph).

Flörsch, Tsuboi, two photographers and a marshal were taken to the hospital.

Tsuboi was admitted with lumbar pain.

The marshal Chan Cha In suffered a laceration of the face, abrasion of his upper abdomen wall and a fractured jaw.

Photographer Chan Weng Wang sustained a liver laceration, with fellow photographer Hiroyuki Minami suffering a concussion.

Flörsch’s team boss Frits van Amersfoort told that she had been accompanied to hospital by her father Alexander, where she shared an update on her social media saying she is fine but will be going in for surgery tomorrow.

She also thanked the FIAHWA AG and Mercedes AMG for their support.

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