During the Macau Grand Prix featuring Formula 3, the van Amersfoort car of Sophia Floersch was launched into the air over Sho Tsuboi’s car and flew over the barriers and into a photographers bunker at barely abated speed, having lost its wheels in a crash earlier down the straight.
The horror crashFootage of the incident showed that Floersch’s car ended up back on its wheels, and the race was stopped immediately. Macau Grand Prix organisers have confirmed that Sophia Floersch is conscious and has been transferred to hospital.
A statement from the organisers said that both Floersch and Tsuboi were concious and had been taken to hospital.
Three further individuals, two photographers and one marshal, were also involved in the accident, with them also being transferred to hospital.
TJ13’s thoughts are with all individuals involved, wishing for a full and speedy recovery.
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
More footage has emerged from the grandstands via Twitter
Mijn god, hier de crash vanaf de tribune gefilmd. Pas op, schokkende beelden! Nogmaals: het is Sophia Floersch die is gecrasht in de Formule 3-race van Macau. De Duitse rijdt voor het Nederlandse team Van Amersfoort Racing. Hopelijk komt er snel een update! #F3 pic.twitter.com/HesSwYimWf
— Rob van Gameren (@VanGamerenF1) November 18, 2018
— のびお (@aochan8800) November 18, 2018
— Eau rouge (@Insidef1) November 18, 2018
— F1Writers™ (@f1writers) November 18, 2018
Slow Motion footage