Sunday , April 18 2021

Formula 3 in Macau: terror accident in the title hunt for Mick Schumacher

Macau –

Horror hit at speed 280!

At the Formula 3 World Championship in Macau, a violent crash of Sophia Flörsch crashed in the 4th Round (17) his fellow drivers like Mick Schumacher (19) and spectators,

The young lady from Munich met slow down the infamous LisbonCurve the hell out of Jehan Daruvala (20) and collided with Car of the Japanese Sho Tsuboi (23).

His Van Amersfoort bomber was launched into the air, spun and then flew back at high speed through the safety fence.

Sophia Flörsch probably does not threaten paralysis

Scary: Behind them were marshals and photographers. The Munich pilot was rescued and taken to the General Hospital Conde de S. Januário. Since the bad diagnosis: Flörsch suffered a fracture in the spine.

Your father Alexander is with her by the bed. According to her testimony, the daughter has no signs of paralysis and can move everything.

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Race driver Sophia Flörsch suffered a vertebral fracture and underwent surgery in Macao.

At 8:15 pm Flörsch reported via Twitter: "I just wanted everyone to know that I'm OK, but I'm going to surgery tomorrow morning.FIA and Mercedes, they take great care of me. Thank you all for the messages of support. "

Ex-DTM driver Robert Wickens paraplegic

But vertebral fractures are delicate. Immediately the memories are awakened to the tragic destiny of the former DTM pilot Robert Wickens (29). The Canadian is after his crash in the IndyCar race in August paraplegic disease in Pocono.

Read all about Robert Wickens' horror crash here.

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Sophia Flörsch suffered a fractured spine in her horror accident.

"We have to thank her for the guardian angels she had with us today – and the strength of the Dallara chassis," said team boss Frits van Amersfoort.

Mick Schumacher wants quick recovery

Mick Schumacher tweeted: "For Sophia and the other participants in the accident – we think of you and continue to hope for the best.

In total, four more people were involved in the crash, which led to an hour-long break in the race.

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The Sophia Flörsch car in Munich broke a safety barrier at the Formula 3 World Final in Macau.

Marshal suffered upper jaw fracture

Japanese photographer Sho Tsuboi complained of pain in the lower back, one photographer suffered liver damage, another as well as a facial trauma and a marshal's head. A Marshall contracted a fracture of his upper jaw.

See how Sebastian Vettel makes the formula girls around the courage of Sophia Flörsch.

The race was halted after the terror crash, rescue workers rushed to Flörsch. So, first of all, take a deep breath. "The driver is aware and accessible. She was taken to the hospital for further investigation," the FIA ​​said.

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He gives her his car: Sophia Flörsch with team principal Frits Van Amersfoort at the Formula 3 test in Budapest

But Florsch complained to doctors about back pain. The vertebral fracture was then detected in the clinic.

The other riders around Mick Schumacher and leader Daniel Ticktum have waited in the pit lane for information on how their teammate is doing and if the race can continue.

"I hope everyone is well after this accident," said Mick, sixth at the time of the accident and who had not noticed the accident.

Read here: Sophia Flörsch rejects the new female formula as discriminatory.

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Mick Schumacher was also shocked after the crash of Sophia Flörsch.

Daniel Ticktum repeated last year's win

Then came the news that the race should continue soon. Leading Daniel Ticktum of the German team VW Team Motopark defended his leadership and repeated his victory the previous year.

Mick Schumacher finished fifth

Mick Schumacher finished in fifth and lost triple the family, as in the previous year (16). His father Michael (49) won in Macau in 1990, his uncle Ralf (43) in 1995.

Read here: Mick Schumacher wants the family to triple.

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Sophia Flörsch (2nd from right) as third in the 17th Formula 4 race on the podium at Sachsenring. Won Fabio Scherer (M.) before Marcus Armstrong (2nd from left).

Victim of a fatal chain reaction

But the joy was obscured by Flörsch's accident. He is now being investigated by the FIA ​​World Federation, since the Munich woman apparently was innocently "victim" of a fatal chain reaction.

Mick's teammate, Guan Yu Zhou (19), drove behind her and reported yellow warning lights on the straight.

The Chinese said, "I think it was an organizational mistake." Sophia was very close to Jehan Daruvala, and when she stopped early, she did not have time to react.

As the first woman twice on the pedestal

Flörsch did not enter Formula 3 until this season when he started at Van Amersfoort Racing on the fourth race weekend in Zandvoort. She drove first in Formula 4 as the first woman twice on the podium.

Read here: Pretty woman from Munich, Sophia Flörsch, as the first woman on the podium.

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