Horrific crash injures drivers, marshal and photographers at F3 Macau GP

Sophia Florsch lost control of her car at 171.6mph

Sophia Florsch lost control of her car at 171.6mph

Video footage showed Floersch appearing to clip Japanese driver Sho Tsuboi's auto while hurtling off the track at high speed on a tight right-hand bend.

Fortunately, a statement from her team Van Amersfoort Racing has confirmed that Florsch is conscious and in a stable condition.

On Twitter, Floersch thanked everyone for the messages of support.

Four other people were taken to hospital, including Japanese driver Tsuboi, two photographers and a track marshall.

The 17-year-old German racer has reportedly sustained a spinal fracture after hitting Sho Tsuboi's TOM vehicle at the Lisboa Bend.

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'I just hope she's OK'.

This is the 65th Macau Grand Prix, a street circuit known to be challenging because of its high-speed straights and tight corners.

"She hit Jehan's right-rear and that spun her around straight into Lisboa, and she flew into the other auto".

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Sophia Floersch was racing close to India's ace youngster Jehan Daruvala in 15th position and when he braked early due to the yellow lights, Sophia had no time to react.

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The race continued on after an hour delay and was won by Daniel Ticktum.

It's probably the worst crash you've ever seen.

Floersch has previously raced in the ADAC Formula 4 Championship, where she became the first female driver to score points, and the Italian F4 Championship. "Following evaluation by the medical staff, the driver is conscious and has subsequently been taken to the hospital for further evaluation".

"It's very likely I'm gonna go race in Japan next year", he said.

Back in the fight for first, however, the Bathams man had chopped almost two tenths out of Hickman's lead and with four to go, he had his deficit down to less than eight tenths of a second. But I think that when we are inside the cars we are all pilots, we are all the same.

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