Formula 3 driver Sophia Floersch fractures spine in gnarly 280km/h crash at Macau Grand Prix

Vids 19/11/2018

German driver Sophia Floersch has suffered a spinal fracture in a high-speed crash during a Formula 3 race in Macau but said from hospital she was "fine".

The 17-year-old driver lost control of her Van Amersfoort car at a speed of just under 280kmh on Sunday night (NZ time). Her car hit fellow driver Sho Tsuboi before being catapulted through the air and through fencing.

Holy shit.

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Floersch was conscious and transported to hospital, later tweeting that she would undergo surgery on Monday.

"Just wanted to let everybody know that I am fine but will be going into surgery tomorrow morning," she said.

Officials said she had suffered a spinal fracture. Her father had earlier told dpa she was able to move all of her body.

Four other people were taken to hospital, including one other driver, two photographers and a track marshal. The exact nature of their injuries was not immediately known.

The race continued after a break of about one hour and was won by 19-year-old British driver Daniel Ticktum.

Floersch, who will be 18 on December 1, is competing in her first season in the junior F3 series. She was lying in 15th place when the accident happened on lap four of the street circuit.