The Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix in China was suspended early Sunday after 17-year-old German driver Sophia Floersch accelerated through a hair pin turn on Lap 4 at 170 MPH and launched off another car, over a safety barrier and into a tower occupied by race officials and photographers. After watching the video it’s hard to fathom that no one was killed or suffered life-threatening injuries. It’s easily one of the most horrifying accident in motosports history, if not at the top of the list.
A crash in the Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix has to be seen to be believed. Early reports suggest everyone involved survived. pic.twitter.com/jc4TXOdNn0
— Herald Sun Sport (@heraldsunsport) November 18, 2018
The reversal angle of the crash is somehow even more terrifying.
— TopGear Brasil (@TopGear_BR) November 18, 2018
Floersch suffered a spinal fracture, but was able to tweet an update to let everyone know she is okay. A photographer and race official were also transported from the scene with minor, non-life threatening injuries.
Just wanted to let everybody know that I am fine but will be going into Surgery tomorow morning. Thanks to the @fia and @hwaag_official @MercedesAMGF1 who are taking great care of me.
Thanks to everybody for the Supporting messages.
— Sophia Floersch (@SophiaFloersch) November 18, 2018