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Old 11-18-2018, 08:20 AM
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Scary. Glad that she is relatively okay.

This is the type of crash that the Halo would have helped, yet F3 doesn't have the Halo. Which goes to show the uselessness of the Halo.
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I couldn't believe it when I saw the footage. Crazy. I totally thought she was dead. I was mortified.

So thankful none of the 5 people that were sent to the hospital perished. Nuts.
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Saw this posted on another forum, where most of the comments are criticizing that fact that a 17 yr old was driving a race car at those speeds, despite the fact that these kids start racing at 4-6yrs old & are far more qualified & experienced than most that were commenting on it.

Glad she survived what looked like a horrific crash.

Seems a lot of the YouTube crash videos involving motorsport always have a few clips from Macau. Such a tight circuit.
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Was it brake failure cause it looked like the car never even tried to slow down at all?
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Thank goodness her injury were't worst, that looked horrific.
What saved her was the structure her car hit deformed greatly and absorbed the energy and had far lower deceleration than a more solid structure.
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...out of surgery for now:

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Thank goodness her injury were't worst, that looked horrific.
What saved her was the structure her car hit deformed greatly and absorbed the energy and had far lower deceleration than a more solid structure.

One of the angles above/behind the structure she hit, shows it move what looks like a couple feet.
Hopefully she mends up well.
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Was it brake failure cause it looked like the car never even tried to slow down at all?
No, apparently she didn't slow in time for a car she was following when a yellow flag came out, she hit that car, tore off her right front suspension, hit another car which launched her in to the air as she had no brakes.
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Damn. Makes sense though. Basically launched at full speed. Lucky to be alive.
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https://www.crash.net/f3/news/911653...-comeback-2019

As she continues to recover from her high-speed Macau Formula 3 accident last month, Sophia Flörsch firms up her racing plans for next season.

Sophia Flörsch has confirmed her plans to return to Formula 3 in 2019 once her recovery from her Macau Grand Prix crash is complete.

Flörsch, 18, sustained a spinal fracture in a high-speed accident at the Macau Formula 3 finale last month that left her requiring surgery, but she has since returned home and is confirmed to have “no fear of paralysis."

Flörsch raced in the FIA European Formula 3 Championship through 2018, and will remain in the category – renamed Formula European Masters – for 2019 once her recovery is complete.

“I am convinced that the Formula European Masters is the perfect race series for me,” Flörsch said.

“The car is fantastic. It offers young drivers the opportunity to learn a lot. This is demonstrated by history. After all, countless racing drivers learned their trade in these cars and their predecessors to make it to the top categories of motor racing, afterwards. And the DTM environment is fantastic!

“I love to keep on competing for Van Amersfoort Racing as I feel really comfortable in the team. It certainly wasn’t easy at the beginning as I had absolutely no Formula 3 experience. But they taught me a lot and now I want to celebrate successes with them.”

Flörsch is aiming to get back behind the wheel of an F1 car in the early part of 2019.

“When I watched the video of my accident for the first time it felt somewhat surreal. I know that I was lucky and am thankful that the Dallara is such a safe car,” Flörsch said.

“I already may begin with gentle training and hope that I will be able to get into the cockpit of my racing car, in spring.

“If my rehabilitation runs as planned and I won’t enter the season with leeway, it’s my goal to regularly make it to the top five and secure a win, every now and then.”

“Despite having joined the 2018 season late she did a really good job,” said Van Amersfoort Racing team boss Frits van Amersfoort.

“Nonetheless, there still are things she can learn in the Formula European Masters. But she also will make use of her experience to regularly try to battle it out for top-10 positions.

“We are delighted that Sophia will keep on racing for us as she’s a real asset to our team with her motivation.

“As soon as she has fully recovered, we will have a car ready for her."
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