MACAU – Teenage driver Sophia Floersch will undergo surgery due to spinal fracture after a spectacular fall of the Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix on Sunday.
17-year-old German tweeted: "I just wanted everyone to say that I'm fine, but tomorrow I will go to Surgery tomorrow (Monday) … Soon update."
Floersch has a spinal fracture, according to a medical report published by her team, Van Amersfoort Racing from the Netherlands.
No additional details were left.
The videos showed that Floersch appeared on the car of Japanese driver Sho Tsuboi and flew off a high-speed curve in the circle of four laps. Floersch's car then passed through the fence, struck the structure on the perimeter and fell to the ground with security officials immediately on the scene.
In a statement published in the social media, the governing body of the FIA's sports engine said "the driver was aware and was subsequently taken to the hospital for further evaluation". It added that Tsuboi and "two media members and one marshal were also transferred to a local hospital in a conscious country for further evaluation."
Macao is a former Portuguese colony near Hong Kong.
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