The FIA has promised probe into grisly Macau aerial crash

The FIA has promised probe into grisly Macau aerial crash

The Macau Grand Prix was brought to a standstill during a Formula 3 race when German driver Sophia Floersch went flying through the air after a high-speed crash.

Both drivers were hospitalised after the crash, with Floersch still being treated for her injuries, although the hardy driver described her condition as "fine" in a tweet.

The 17-year-old German appeared to lose control of her Van Amersfoort Racing auto as she approached a tight right-hand corner on lap four, with the vehicle becoming airborne before crashing into fences.

Japanese driver Sho Tsuboi, two photographers and a marshal were also taken to hospital for treatment.

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Floersch was due to undergo surgery on Monday morning and Todt says the FIA's focus will turn immediately to the causes of the incident with the driver now seemingly safe.

Just wanted to let everybody know that I am fine but will be going into Surgery tomorow morning.

Floersch has a spinal fracture, according to a medical report released by her team, the Netherlands-based Van Amersfoort Racing. Thanks to everybody for the Supporting messages.

A spokesman for the health authorities in Macau said Flörsch had sustained a fractured cervical vertebra in the crash, and that the doctors had "deliberately worked slowly" during the 11-hour-long operation in order to minimize the associated risks. "We will monitor the situation and make the necessary conclusions". "Surviving that is really incredible".

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"I haven't seen all accidents in motorsport but this was surely one of the worst I've ever seen".

Slow motion footage of the Macau Grand Prix crash has emerged online and it's even more horrifying.

After the race got back underway it was Red Bull junior Dan Ticktum who crossed the line first and claimed the checkered flag. Last year, 31-year-old British motorcycle racer Daniel Hergaty was also killed during the Macau Grand Prix.

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