Macau Grand Prix Halted After Horrific Crash, 6 Injured

Peter Hickman

Peter Hickman

The Macau GP is known for its high-speed straights and tight corners.

Organisers from the Macau F3 World Cup have confirmed German Sophia Floersch is conscious and has been taken to hospital following a horror accident that has shocked the motorsport world.

According to Autosport, citing a medical report from those who organise the race, photographers Chan Weng Wang and Minami Hiroyuki have been diagnosed with a liver laceration and a concussion respectively, while Chan Cha is dealing with "fractured facial bone and lacerations". As per latest reports, Floersch sustained a spinal fracture after the accident. German driver Sophia Florsch's auto went through debris fencing and crashed into a photographers' stand before landing back on its wheels.

Dramatic footage on social media shows Sophia Floersch losing control and colliding with another vehicle, which then violently catapults her over the track barriers and into an area occupied by race marshals and photographers.

Ferrari junior Guan Yu Zhou, who was following Floersch, told how it was "such a scary moment". "Sophia was really close to Jehan, so when Jehan braked early she had no time to react".

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She then lost control of her damaged auto and was launched over the kerbs and another competitor's vehicle.

On lap five, Jessopp got past Johnson and went straight after Webb for third, levering the former grand prix star aside before beginning to go after Rutter, who was almost five seconds ahead.

Four other people were taken to hospital, including one other driver, two photographers and a track marshal.

Floersch made history as the first female to score points in an ADAC Formula 4 race and is seen as one of the sport's rising stars.

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