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WATCH: ‘My dream is F1’ - Sophia Floersch returns to track after horrific crash

2019-03-20 07:41
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Image: AFP / KY Cheng

Formula 3 driver Sofia Florsch returned to drive for the first time on Wednesday (March 13) after fracturing her spine in a terrific high-speed crash at the Macau Grand Prix, in China, on November 2018.

The German driver lost control of her car and crashed. Floersch's Formula Three car was catapulted airborne over safety barriers and into a hut during the race and resulted in her needing a bone graft from her hip to fix a spinal fracture.

The 18-year-old broke two bones in her spinal column. 

READ: Macau GP horror-smash teen recovering after 'frightening' operation

105 days later and Sophia is back in the driver's seat, testing an F3 Van Amersfoorst Racing car.

"After the crash I never really thought of not continuing so I always said yes, I am going to continue racing and I am going to train hard.

"This was my motivation, I was looking forward to drive again as soon as possible.

"Because I had to train so hard in these last three months, and because I had to start from zero again, I think I'm a little bit more grown up mentally. But I think an accident kind of changes you."

Sophia has been racing since the age of five, thriving at every level. She is being tipped for a bright future.

She says: "I think I had a second birthday in November last year and from this moment on I am going to try and chase my dream and get into F1."


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