Organisers of the Macau Grand Prix for F3 stated that Sophia Florsch, who lost control of the wheels of her Van Amersfoort Racing-run car, is conscious and has been transferred to hospital following the terrifying accident, which led to the race being stopped.
The 17-year-old German racer has reportedly sustained a spinal fracture after hitting Sho Tsuboi’s TOM car at the Lisboa Bend. Her car went through debris fencing and hit a photographers' locker before falling back on its wheels.
Florsch lost control of her Van Amersfoort Racing-run car in a crash on a long just before a tight right-hander.
Six people, including Sophia Florsch, Sho Tsuboi, photographers and a marshal, were injured in the crash and taken to hospital, according to AFP, citing medical reports.
Famous past winners of the Macau Grand Prix for F3 include Riccardo Patrese, Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher, David Coulthard, Ralf Schumacher, Takuma Sato, Lucas di Grassi, Edoardo Mortara, António Félix da Costa and Felix Rosenqvist.