The Sophia Floersch accident during the Macau GP sent shivers across the motorsport community, as her car shot mid-air and crashed into the photographers’ bunker.
It was earlier reported that Sophia has suffered spinal injuries and would need surgery in order to start her rehabilitation. However, thankfully no damage to the spinal cord had been done and Sophia’s surgery went through smoothly.
The surgery had dealt with Sophia’s broken vertebra and the bone splinter close to her spinal cord.
Initially it was believed that Sophia would be out of motorsport for a long period of time, but she has announced that she will be returning to the sport in 2019 itself.
Floersch would be taking part in the Formula European Masters championship next year.
She has constantly thanked Dallara for coming up with such a safe car, especially after she saw the video of her crash later.
“When I watched the video of my accident for the first time it felt somewhat surreal. I know that I was lucky and am thankful that the Dallara is such a safe car. I already may begin with gentle training and hope that I will be able to get into the cockpit of my racing car, in spring.
“If my rehabilitation runs as planned and I won’t enter the season with leeway it’s my goal to regularly make it to the top five and secure a win, every now and then.” she said speaking about her accident and her comeback.
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The season is set to start in May and while Sophia will not be able to make it right at the start, she is hopeful of taking part somewhere down the line in 2019.
Van Amersfoort Racing team boss Frits van Amersfoort is excited to have Sophia back on the team and wants her to know that the team will have a car ready for her as soon as she is fit enough to come back.
“Despite having joined the 2018 season late she did a really good job. Nonetheless, there still are things she can learn in the Formula European Masters. But she also will make use of her experience to regularly try to battle it out for top -10 positions.
“We are delighted that Sophia will keep on racing for us as she’s a real asset to our team with her motivation. As soon as she has fully recovered we will have a car ready for her.” he said.