17-year-old Formula 3 driver Sophia Floersch has returned home to Germany after undergoing spinal surgery following her high speed crash in the Macau Grand Prix.
The 11 hour surgery was the result of a horrifying crash that saw her car take flight before crashing into fences and also injuring two photographers and a marshal on lap 4. The 17-year-old has however vowed to make a return to motor racing even after sustaining her injuries of a fractured spine during the crash which could have potentially killed her.
Florsch said in a statement on Facebook: “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.”