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17-year-old Formula 3 driver has apparently had a serious accident misfortune

After the horror accident in the Formula 3 World Final in Macau, young racer Sophia Flörsch was operated for eleven hours. The procedure was positive, said his father, Alexander Flörsch, after consulting the chief physician at the hospital's Conde S. Januário Hospital. The 17-year-old from Munich broke the seventh cervical vertebra on Sunday. Her father said that she needed to be monitored in the intensive care unit and stay there for one night.

Flörsch was operated from 9.30 am local time. Only eleven hours later, the doctors finished. The procedure took longer because the doctors had to be careful about the nerve pathways, his father said. Her daughter's spinal cord was not damaged. There were also no signs of paralysis before the procedure.

On Sunday, he was seriously injured in the dangerous narrow street circuit in Macau in the Formula 3 World Final. In front of the Lisboa curve, which had previously collided with an opponent, the Dutch van Amersfoort lost control of the race car. Their cars then stood for more than 250 kilometers per hour and crashed uncontrollably over a few meters of safety fences against collision barriers. A total of four people took part in the accident. International Automobile Federation Fia, launched an investigation into the accident. Certain backgrounds are still unclear.

China's Special Administrative Region to the west of Hong Kong is preparing the ground for a dangerous area. Already since 1954, the Macao Grand Prix is ​​being held every year. Formula race cars, rounds and GT races for sports cars and motorcycles. The track for a street circuit is quite long with 6.12 kilometers. The rail width ranges from 7 to 14 meters. Small width and partially invisible curves often lead to accidents in this form. The Chinese organizers said, "There is no debate about the Formula 1 race car, tour and GT track approved by the FIA ​​for sports cars and motorcycles." Next year we would race again the same weekend. (AP)

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