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Sophia Florsch: Formula 3 driver says it was 'miracle' she survived 170mph crash, returns

Vid and story: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/motorsport/46632771

Formula 3 driver Sophia Florsch took a selfie with her father in hospital to reassure her family she was OK, after a "miracle" helped her survive a 170mph crash at the Macau Grand Prix.
Florsch, 18, fractured her spine after losing control of her car, which flew through the air before smashing into a fence and photographers' bunker.
The German is hoping to become the first female Formula 1 world champion.
"It's quite a big goal but I'm getting closer every year," Florsch said.

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Original story here: https://www.slkworld.com/motorsports...-gp-crash.html

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I have always thought of those 85 spectators being killed and injured in that appalling 1955 Le Mans crash - the film clip is quite horrendous - and the band played on -
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Sophia Florsch: Formula 3 driver to return to testing after crash

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Formula 3 driver Sophia Florsch will return to action next week for the first time since fracturing her spine in a high-speed crash in November.
The German, 18, will take part in pre-season testing with her Van Amersfoot Racing team at Monza on Wednesday, 6 March and Thursday, 7 March.
It comes just 106 days after surgery following the crash in Macau.
"This will be a very exciting moment being back behind the wheel of my race car again," said Florsch.
"Big thank you to my team and all my sponsors who made it possible for me to come back and race this season.
"It is a really nice feeling to know that people believe in you."
Florsch's car lost control going into a bend in the Macau Grand Prix, before flying through the air and crashing backwards into a fence and photographers' bunker.
She suffered two broken bones in her spinal column but said it was "a miracle" that she survived the crash.

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Sophia Flörsch is back in the cockpit, just 100 days on from her 170mph Macau crash



We all remember that crash.

You will no doubt recall Sophia Flörsch’s horrific high speed accident during the Macau Grand Prix towards the end of last year. In it she sustained a spinal fracture and was left perilously close to paralysis. Well, just over 100 days on she is back behind the wheel. And what’s more she is picking up exactly where she left off, as she’s testing a Van Amersfoort Racing Formula 3 machine at Monza in Italy–just like the one she raced in Macau–preparing for the forthcoming Formula European Masters campaign. Flörsch tweeted in advance of Wednesday’s running that she is “so happy” to be back.

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