Racing driver Sophia Floersch flies home after 170mph horror crash

Racing driver Sophia Floersch flies home after 170mph horror crash

Sophia Floersch has flown home to Germany after undergoing surgery on her fractured spine following a serious crash at the Macau Grand Prix. The 17

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Sophia Floersch has flown home to Germany after undergoing surgery on her fractured spine following a serious crash at the Macau Grand Prix.

The 17-year-old German racing driver said she “can’t wait” for a new chapter to begin following the successful operation.

In the race on 18 November, Floersch appeared to lose control of her car as she approached a tight right-hand corner at 170mph.

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The vehicle went airborne before crashing into fences, leaving Floersch with a spinal fracture.

In a statement on social media, she said: “Today I am flying back home. Really happy to see all my family and friends in the next days again.

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Today I am flying back home. Really happy to see all my family and friends in the next days again. I am still overwhelmed by all the support I got from you fans all around the world. A big thank you goes to all people in Macau especially the guys in the hospital, Dr. Lau, Dr. Chan, Mr. Lei Wai Seng, Maria Elisa Goncalves, angel Sulanir Goncalves Pacheco and all wonderful nurses. The complete Macau GP organisation, Patrick, Dr. Ceccarelli, @hwaag_official and @mercedesamgf1 did a perfect job just by helping so friendly in every kind of way. I celebrated my 2nd birthday on the 18.11.2018 in Macau…. …Now a new chapter starts and I can’t wait for it to begin. Let’s focus on 2019 🤞🏽#poweredbypassion #racegirl #season2019 #bestteamVAR

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“I am still overwhelmed by all the support I got from you fans all around the world.

“A big thank you goes to all people in Macau especially the guys in the hospital, Dr. Lau, Dr. Chan, Mr. Lei Wai Seng, Maria Elisa Goncalves, angel Sulanir Goncalves Pacheco and all wonderful nurses.

“The complete Macau GP organisation, Patrick, Dr. Ceccarelli, @hwaag_official and @mercedesamgf1 did a perfect job just by helping so friendly in every kind of way.

“I celebrated my 2nd birthday on the 18.11.2018 in Macau…….Now a new chapter starts and I can’t wait for it to begin.
Let’s focus on 2019.”

Ensuring fans she will be making a racing comeback, Floersch signed off the message with the hashtags #poweredbypassion #racegirl, #season2019 and #bestteamVAR.

Floersch is expected to return to the sport after the successful operation, according to her Van Amersfoot racing team principal.

The teenager first began karting in 2005 and currently competes in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship.

She previously raced in Formula 4 in both Germany and Italy, as well as the Ginetta Junior Championship.

Source: news.sky.com

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