Sophia Floersch fractures spine after airborne crash in Formula 3

first_imgMotor sport A statement from Floersch’s team on Twitter confirmed the German was “conscious” and her vital signs were “stable”, while she later took to the social networking site to give an update on her condition.“Just wanted to let everybody know that I am fine but will be going into surgery tomorrow morning,” Floersch wrote on Twitter. “Thanks to the @fia and @hwaag—official @MercedesAMGF1 who are taking great care of me. Thanks to everybody for the supporting messages. Update soon.”The Japanese driver Sho Tsuboi, who Floersch crashed into, was taken to hospital with back pain. Race organisers confirmed two photographers and a marshal were also in hospital.Pole-sitter Daniel Ticktum was leading the race when it was stopped. The 17-year-old Formula 3 driver Sophia Floersch sustained a spinal fracture in an accident at the Macau Grand Prix.The Van Amersfoort Racing driver lost control into the Lisboa bend before flying over the barriers and into a photographers’ bunker. Topics Since you’re here… … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay. Whether we are up close or further away, the Guardian brings our readers a global perspective on the most critical issues of our lifetimes – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. We believe complex stories need context in order for us to truly understand them. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Facebook center_img Pinterest Support The Guardian news German driver Sophia Floersch suffered a spinal fracture after a spectacular crash in the Macau Formula 3 grand prix. Photograph: Carmo Correia/EPA Twitter last_img read more

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