WATCH: Beyond Terrifying F3 Crash Leaves 17 Y.O. Driver With A Broken Spine

Before we begin here, we preface: Somehow in all of this, no one was killed. Unfathomable as it may seem, no one died in this utter chaos, which renders this whole situation nothing short of miraculous.

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A 17-year-old Formula 3 driver is absurdly lucky to be alive and (relatively) ok after a horrifying mid-race crash in Macau.

German teen Sophia Floersch, a member of the Van Amersfoot racing team, lost control of her vehicle while heading into the infamous Lisboa corner during yesterday’s Macau F3 Grand Prix, crashing into a fellow driver’s car which sent her own vehicle airborne, hurtling over safety barricades and into a press photography pit.

The incident occurred at a section of the track heavily populated by spectators, and multiple angles of the horrifying crash were captured by punters in the stands, with footage subsequently uploaded to social media.

Again, we stress: No one died as a result of this incident.


Floersch, remarkably, was conscious after the crash and was attended to by race officials and medical personnel. She was transported to a nearby hospital suffering a suspected spinal fracture. She even managed to Tweet after the wreck, assuring everyone she was ok and was set for surgery that would attend to her injuries.

Floersch’s car crashed into that of Japanese driver Sho Tsuboi, who was also assessed by officials and taken to hospital after reporting back pain. Two photographers and a race marshal were also taken to hospital for precautionary measures.

Absolutely terrifying stuff.