Formula 3 driver Sophia Florsch had an “angel on her shoulder” to survive her high-speed crash at the Macau Grand Prix, says her team principal.
German Florsch, 17, fractured her spine after losing control of her car, which flew through the air before smashing into a fence and photographers’ bunker.
“It was nearly a rocket. Surviving was incredible,” said Frits van Amersfoort, the owner of Van Amersfoort Racing.
“We reckon she was travelling at 276km/h (171.6mph) at the time.”
Florsch posted on social media on Sunday to say she will have surgery on her broken vertebrae on Monday.
She hit the back of Jehan Daruvala’s car on lap four and then launched over the inside kerb into the car of Sho Tsuboi. That impact catapulted her car over the barrier and into an area occupied by marshals and photographers. Read more