It is Sunday, the 18. November 2018. In the Chinese special administrative region of Macau, the world will be held the final of the formula 3. The pilots are on the fourth round, as it happens. Sophia Flörsch pulls the car on the Straight in front of the Lisboa-curve of the city of course, out of the wind shadow of a competitor to overtake. The driver in front of her slowed suddenly, Flörsch the left tire and control of your vehicle. A recording shows how to use the flies in your race car unbraked on the track, over fences, and finally to 270 kilometres an hour in the line to limit cracks.
Video: Horror Crash of Macao Flörsch about her accident after discharge from the hospital. (Video: Reuters)
But the German was lucky in misfortune. Eleven hours Flörsch lay on the operating table. The shards of a broken cervical vertebra was removed, which was only a few millimeters from the spinal cord. After four days, the then 17 could go-Year-old back a few steps, after seven days, fly home and again a month later to start, easy to train.
In January, the athlete surprised with your statement, in the racing to return, and to want to continue your career. "I want to come back to my previous Level, if not even higher. And I am so pleased to sit in the car like never before," she said at the time.
Now she has put their words into action. Five months after her serious accident, Sophia Flörsch has again denied a race weekend. After she was risen in the middle of March for test drives in Monza for the first time in your cart, she took part last weekend in Le Castellet for the first time at an official race meeting. In the case of the "FIA Formula Regional European Championship", a regional series of formula 3, took the German in the case of three-term races, the places 9, 8 and 5, with only 10 cars were at the Start.
is likely to be Much more important than the classification for the German, however, regain their self-confidence and to get back the feel for the car during a race. And so we want to wish Sophia Flörsch only that, on the way to your big goal, the formula 1, from now on, unscathed.
Created: 16.04.2019, 08:37 PM