Racing car driver 17-year-old Sophia Floersch crashed at the Macau Grand Prix and broke her back after flying through a fence into stands.
Sophia Floersch was racing for her team ‘Van Armersfoot’ at the weekend when she crashed into a car then was seen flying through the air at almost 190mph.
Some photographers and a race marshal needed treatment with another photographer having to go to hospital with liver laceration.
Floersch gave an update after her operation on Facebook she said: “I survived the operation which took 11 hours well. Hope from now on it only gets better. I have to stay a few more days in Macau until I’m transportable. I want to thank all of my fans for every single get-well wishes, which I now start reading. This really motivates me and gives me courage. My thoughts are also with everyone who was involved in the accident. I hope everybody is healthy. At the accident were really nice people, which I still have in my mind. Thank you for all the encouraging, calming words in these tough minutes in my car. A real big thanks to the medical staff here in Macau for the friendly and professional treatment.”
She also thanked her team ‘Van Armersfoot’ and those on the ground who looked after her, Floersch said that she will be back in a car, although expect it to be some time before that will happen after damaging her spine.
The Macau course has some issues as several people have died, someone was looking down on Sophia as she survives a shocking crash.