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Sophia Flörsch to Return Home After Macau Grand Prix Crash

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Sophia Flörsch will be leaving the hospital in Macau and return to Germany.

The German, has spent the last eight days in the hospital recuperating from her horrific crash during the Macau Grand Prix

Flörsch has been recovering from an operation on her spine that lasted several hours last Monday to mend a fracture sustained in the shunt.

The Van Amersfoort Racing driver took to her Facebook page to say that she is returning home.

She thanked the medical staff that took care of her in hospital, as well as Mercedes and HWA AG for the continued support they have offered her.

Flörsch went on to say that 18 December, the day of her accident, was her ‘second birthday’ and a new chapter of her life starts from here.

She also hosted a press conference prior to leaving the hospital, saying that she is already walking and that she will work hard to return to Macau next year.

Today I am flying back home. Really happy to see all my family and friends in the next days again. I am still…

Posted by Sophia Floersch on Monday, 26 November 2018

Prior to her crash, the belief was that Flörsch will race in the new Formula 3 championship that replaces the Formula 3 European Championship, on the DTM Series support bill.

She joined the grid at Zandvoort, missing the opening three rounds and completed the rest of the series with VAR.

Before her crash she told Autosport.com that she has no interest in racing the new women-only W-Series that joins the DTM support series.

Her team boss Frits van Amersfoort is also keen to keep her as part of the squad for his four-car attack on the series after missing out on an entry for the FIA Formula 3 International Championship.

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