Five injured in shocking Formula 3 crash in Macau

Five injured in shocking Formula 3 crash in Macau

When asked whether his daughter can remember the accident, Alexander Floersch said: "She can remember all the details, but would not anticipate the investigations that the World Automobile Federation FIA has officially launched on Sunday".

According the BBC, the accident occurred when 17-year-old Formula 3 driver Sophia Florsch, reportedly the sole female contestant participating in the race, lost control of her auto after hitting the back of Japanese driver Sho Tsuboi on the fast track.

The 17-year-old slid out of control on the outside of track limits and appeared to be vaulted into the air as she passed back over kerbs, hitting Japanese driver Sho Tsuboi before slamming into the temporary structure that housed photographers and marshals. Sho, two photographers and a track marshal were also injured.

Florsch, a German racer, posted on Twitter informing her fans that she is doing well and will undergo surgery on Monday.

"Just wanted to let everybody know that I am fine but will be going into surgery tomorrow morning", she tweeted. She's okay, although she did fracture her spine.

"Thanks to the FIA, HWA AG and Mercedes AMG, who are taking great care of me".

She added: "Thanks to everybody for the supporting messages".

The president of the FIA, Jean Todt, said the crash will be investigated. "We will monitor the situation and make the necessary conclusions". I think if she had hit the barrier it would have gone a lot worse. "Surviving was incredible", he told BBC Radio 5 Live.

Floersch is seen as one of the up-and-coming stars in Motorsports.

The race was red-flagged after the accident and didn't restart until an hour afterwards, as the barrier suffered significant damage in the incident.

The Macau Grand Prix is underway, and besides the exhilarating races, some unwanted things happen due to the nature of the sport.

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