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Florsch tipped to return to racing after huge crash

 

By Simon Stimson

Sophia Florsch's team principal says the Formula 3 driver's surgery after fracturing her spine went "extremely well" and has expressed confidence that she will return to racing.

Florsch sustained a spinal fracture in a horrific high-speed crash at the Macau Grand Prix on Sunday.

The 17-year-old German appeared to lose control of her Van Amersfoort Racing car as she approached a tight right-hand corner on lap four, with the vehicle becoming airborne before crashing into fences.

Florsch subsequently wrote on Twitter that she was "fine" and set for surgery.

And Van Amersfoort Racing owner Frits van Amersfoort, said: "Everything is working and everything is in order.

"(Paralysis) was the main fear. That's why the operation had to be done quite quickly. We are extremely happy that she is now recovering. There's no fear of paralysis whatsoever."

When asked if Florsch will return to racing, Van Amersfoort said: "I'm quite sure that Sophia will - after some time of course."

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