Münchnerin runs in Formula 3 with nearly 280 km / h almost unrestricted at a photographer's booth. The 17-year-old will be operated on Monday
The audience is stunned, in the pit lane there is pure horror: the 17-year-old German pilot Sophia Flörsch was seriously injured on the narrow and dangerous street circuit in Macao. The images of his racing car, which takes off at more than 250 kilometers per hour and falls uncontrollably through security fences several meters high against collision barriers, leave the worst suspect on Sunday. Just a few hours after the serious accident, the woman from Munich, but reported by the hospital Twitter: "I wanted everyone to know that I'm okay."
She also announced that she would be operated on Monday. Miraculously, after the crash of terror in the finals of the Formula 3 World Championship, Flörsch became aware and responsive. Despite having suffered a broken vertebral column, as organizers said after an in-depth investigation by the chief physician of the General Hospital Count S. Januaryio in Macau. But his father said that his daughter had no signs of paralysis and could do anything. In total, four more people were involved in the crash, which led to an hour-long break in the race. Japanese driver Sho Tsuboi complained of low back pain, one photographer suffered liver damage, another, and a marshal suffered facial and head trauma. Marshall also contracted a fracture of the upper jaw.
"For Sophia and the other participants in the crash – we think of you and continue to hope for the best," tweeted European Formula 3 champion Mick Schumacher. The 19-year-old son of Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher managed to reach sixth place in the car of the Italian Prema Powerteam. The victory also assured Daniel Ticktum, 19 years. The British lost in the standings of the European Championship Schumacher.
The sporting events came in view of Flörsch's terrible accident, but a minor matter. The Munich native, who turned 18 on December 1, did not go to Formula 3 later this year when she competed for the Dutch team Van Amersfoort in Zandvoort. Previously, she had recommended strong performances in Formula 4 and arrived there as the first woman twice on the podium.
She was the first woman in Germany to compete in the Macau Grand Prix. In qualifying, Flörsch finished in 20th place among 28 participants from 14 nations. She was 19 in qualifying. In his crash in the fourth round, Flörsch was in 15th place. Initially, the cause of the accident was still unclear. Flörsch obviously lost control of his car on the straight ahead of the Lisbon curve. She left with the car and flew with her tail first through the security fences, before reaching the side of the cabin in the border fortifications, behind which photographers have the opportunity to take pictures, several feet high.
The car then fell back to the ground. The German Formula One racing team, Mercedes, has sent on Twitter a desire to have a lot of energy for Flörsch and the other injured. Flörsch thanked Silver Arrows again for their support.
Dangerously narrow crash course review was there on the part of the riders before the race virtually no. Asked how much he liked the course, Victor Ticktum said on Sunday, "That's rhetorical, I fell in love the first time I was here." For most riders, including Mick Schumacher, the dangerous street circuit is closed off the favorite race tracks. (AP)