German Formula 3 racer Sophia Floersch has announced that she is flying home on Monday, eight days after her horrific crash in the Macau Grand Prix.
The 17-year old has been recuperating following a long operation last Monday to mend a spinal fracture sustained in the shunt, in which she flew over the barriers and fence following contact on the approach to Lisboa that left her without her left-side wheels.
Florsch wrote on Facebook: “Today I am flying back home. I am still overwhelmed by all the support I got from you fans all around the world.
“I celebrated my second birthday [birth] 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.”
Before the crash, Florsch’s racing activities for next season were looking likely to be based on continuing in the outgoing Formula 3 European Championship machinery in the DTM-support series for the cars.
She joined the European F3 grid at Zandvoort in July after missing the opening three rounds, and completed the season with Van Amersfoort Racing.
Crash of Sophia Flörsch, Van Amersfoort Racing
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