Sophia Floersch was involved in a horrific crash during the Macau GP yesterday, fracturing her spine in the process.
The crash occurred when Sophia lost control of her car, which then went air borne over all other cars and finally ended up slamming into the photographer’s bunker.
The racing world was shocked with the footage that was released post the crash, as the scenes were truly horrific.
A marshal, 2 media people and Sho Tsuboi(the driver whose car Floersch collided with) were also taken to the hospital after suffering injuries.
An official statement right after the crash had conceded that Floersch was not in any kind of danger, but had suffered a spinal injury.
— VanAmersfoortRacing (@VARmotorsport) November 18, 2018
Later in the evening, Floerch took to twitter to herself provide an update on our health and the fact that she would be going into surgery the next morning.
“Just wanted to let everybody know that I am fine but will be going into Surgery tomorow morning. Thanks to the FIA, HWA AG and Mercedes who are taking great care of me. Thanks to everybody for the Supporting messages. Update soon.”
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
Now, while the initially released footage was one from the grandstand which didn’t really show the kind of impact the marshal and the media people would have suffered.
— Vitor Santos (@jornalistavitor) November 19, 2018
Now, a new footage has been released from besides the photographer’s bunker and it shows how close the car actually went to the people inside that bunker.
— Utkarsh Bhatla (@UtkarshBhatla) November 19, 2018
You can also check out the video here
Social media poured out their love and support for Floersch and wished her a speedy recovery.
My God…. I've never seen a car crash as bad as this.
Incredibly, the F3 driver Sophia Floersch survived. https://t.co/83i9GHSWUW
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 18, 2018
Good to hear your almost okay beauty 👌 was in compleet shock ⚡️ couldn’t move when I saw it.
But some repairs tomorrow and hope you get well asap because we need you back on track 😘 pic.twitter.com/QHwhowNvH4
— Tom Coronel (@TomCoronel) November 18, 2018
So glad to read that!
Get well soon 🙏
— Sébastien Ogier (@SebOgier) November 19, 2018
How many times crashes like these needs to happen for you to understand that high kerbs is a dumb idea? Rushes Halo to sound politically correct but completely ignores problems that actually exist. @fia you piece of garbage! Almost killed Sophia Floersch and other people… pic.twitter.com/dBVm3WYTzY
— Daniel Guimarães (@d_guima) November 19, 2018
— Indy Sport (@IndySport) November 19, 2018