Thursday , June 1 2023

Germany's teen horror F3 air crash


Jean Todt has promised to investigate a fearsome air crash at the Macau Formula 3 Grand Prix, which left a spine fracture to Sophia Floersch, a 17-year-old German driver.

Floersch rides behind a car, enters the track with a bunker of photographers, travels more than 275 kilometers per hour from a tight street circuit, and then passes on to another car.

The teenager was conscious when he was admitted to the hospital, and later on Twitter was "okay" and had surgery on Monday.

"After a major incident in Macao today, the FIA ​​was mobilized to help the people involved and analyzed what happened," said TIA Chairman of the International Motorsport Federation (FIA).

"We will monitor the situation and make the necessary conclusions."

Japan's Sho Tsuboi, who suffered an injured floor, was admitted to the hospital with back pain, but the organizers of the Macau Grand Prix said he was discharged after treatment.

Chan Wai Sin, Chief Medical Officer of the event, said two photographers and a land fighter were injured in the crash and hospitalized for treatment.

Floersch competes in the first season of the middle school F3 series. She was in the top 15 when the accident happened four times.

Mick Schumacher of Germany, the son of Formula One great Michael Schumacher, said: "Our idea is to hope Sophia Floersch and the injured all do their best."

According to Guan Yu Zhou, who is chasing Floersch, there was a yellow warning light just before the accident, he said the accident appeared to be a systematic mistake.

"Sofia was very close to Jehan Daruvala. I did not have time to react because I stepped on the brakes early."

There are frequent clashes in the Macau Grand Prix. In this year's 65th edition, six cars and motorcycle races were held at the 6.2 km Kia Circuit.

Last year British biker Daniel Hegarty died on a safety barrier during the race. The eighth rider died on the circuit since 1973.

Three motorcycle drivers were taken to the hospital this week after a circuit crash and Andrew Dudgeon of England had to insert a metal bar in his spine after an accident.

Dudgeon is from the Isle of Man in the UK and over the past 120 years, 270 motorcyclists have died in competition on the island's TT circuit.

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