HONG KONG: International motorsports chief Jean Todt has promised the governing FIA will investigate Sunday’s horrific aerial crash at the Macau Formula Three Grand Prix which left 17-year-old German driver Sophia Floersch with a spinal fracture.
Floersch was catapulted off the track into a photographers’ bunker after hitting the back of one car and shunted over another while travelling at more than 275 kilometres per hour on the tight street circuit.
The teenager was conscious when taken to hospital in the former Portuguese colony from where she tweeted that she was “fine” and would undergo surgery yesterday.
“After the serious incident today in Macau the FIA is mobilised to help those involved and analyse what happened,” International Motorsport Federation (FIA) president Todt tweeted. “We will monitor the situation and make the necessary conclusions.”
Japanese driver Sho Tsuboi, who Floersch hit after the initial impact, was also taken to hospital complaining of back pain.