German teenage Formula 3 racer Sophia Floersch suffered a spinal fracture after a harrowing airborne crash at the Macau Grand Prix near Hong Kong on Sunday.
The injury was released in a report by her team, but no further details were available.
Video footage appears to show Floersch clip a Japanese driver’s car and fly off the track on lap four. Her car then flew through the catch fence and hit a structure outside the track.
Hier de Macau-crash van Sophia Floersch nog van een ander camerastandpunt op de tribune. De snelheid en impact is echt ongelofelijk! Hopelijk is niet alleen Sophia, maar iedereen daar ongedeerd. Nog altijd geen updates. #MacauGP pic.twitter.com/FqZzVwu1q8— Rob van Gameren (@VanGamerenF1) November 18, 2018
Floersch released her own statement on Twitter.
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.
Update soon.— Sophia Floersch (@SophiaFloersch) November 18, 2018
FIA, motor sport’s governing body, release a statement saying “two members of the media and one marshal were also transferred to a local hospital in a conscious state for further evaluation.”