Slow Motion Footage Of Sophia Floersch's Crash Is Frightening
Slow motion footage of the Macau Grand Prix crash has emerged online and it's even more horrifying.
17-year old Sophia Floersch's vehicle spiralled out of control when on a tight bend and she collided with the TOM'S Dallara-Toyota, which was being driven by Japanese driver Sho Tsuboi.
German teenager @SophiaFloersch suffers spinal fracture in terrifying 270 km/h crash at F3's Macau Grand Prix pic.twitter.com/3lyOCxoK6i
- Sports ON Tap (@SONTHighlights) November 18, 2018
Tsuboi hit the kerb and the impact led to Floersch's car flying over the barrier and into the photographers section in a truly horrifying scene.
Floersch, who was driving at 270 km/h (172mph), had to go to hospital for surgery but things could have been much worse.
She took to Twitter to provide everyone on her condition and thank everyone for their support.
VIDEO: Slow-motion on huge F1 crash.... #MacauGP #F3 According to FIA the driver is concious pic.twitter.com/ZASMZIjV9u
- F1Writers:tm: (@f1writers) November 18, 2018
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
A total of five people were injured in the crash. Tsuboi, the driver Floersch hit, is suffering from back pain as a result of the crash, with two photographers and a marshal also in hospital with different injuries.
According to Autosport, citing a medical report from those who organise the race, photographers Chan Weng Wang and Minami Hiroyuki were diagnosed with a liver laceration and a concussion respectively, while Chan Cha is dealing with "fractured facial bone and lacerations".
We hope for a speed recovery for all of those injured but it really is a miracle that there no immediate casualties after a collision that looked like something out of a movie scene.