Horrifying crash leaves 17-year-old racer with broken back

Sophia Florsch lost control of her car at 171.6mph

Sophia Florsch lost control of her car at 171.6mph

The whole of the motor racing world was left breathless following an unbelievable crash at the Macau Grand Prix this weekend. The Guia Circuit is a 3.803-mile street circuit in the People's Republic of China.

What wasn't seen on the video, though, was the accounts that happened before and after the crash.

The incident occurred at a section of the track heavily populated by spectators, and multiple angles of the horrifying crash were captured by punters in the stands, with footage subsequently uploaded to social media. Yet, somehow, the driver is ok.

This knocked her off course and resulted in her hurtling into the corner, in reverse, at ridiculous speed.

Floersch was admitted to a nearby hospital in a stable condition and is set for surgery.

Just four laps into the event Florsch fell victim to one of the biggest crashes in memory when she was launched over the barriers at high speed.

She said: "Just wanted to let everybody know that I am fine but will be going into Surgery tomorrow morning".

"Thanks to the F1 and HWA AG who are taking great care of me".

'A serious incident has occured on Lap 4 of the 2018 FIA F3 World Cup at Macau involving vehicle #25 Sophia Florsch (GER),' an FIA statement read an hour after the incident.

The race continued after a break of about one hour and was won by 19-year-old British driver Daniel Ticktum.

The driver with whom Floersch's auto made contact also went to the hospital for back pain after the impact.

In the air, Floersch's wheels struck the roof of a auto driven by Japanese racer Sho Tsuboi, sending him into the wall as well.

German racer Sophia Floersch hurtled into marshals and photographers after flying off the track on Sunday.

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