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Sophia Floersch Bio
|Sophia Florsch was born on 1st December 2000. She is a racing driver from Germany. Florsch currently competes in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship with Van Amersfoort Racing. She previously raced in the ADAC Formula 4 championship and the Italian F4 Championship with BWT Mucke Motorsport. In her debut race, she became the first female to score points in an ADAC Formula 4 race. She previously drove in the Ginetta Junior Championship driving for HHC Motorsport where she won two races and had a further two podiums. She broke several records by becoming the youngest driver to win a Ginetta Junior race, and also the first rookie to win two out of two races in one weekend.|
|Sophia Floersch Nationality||German|
|Sophia Floersch Age||She was born on 1st December 2000Grünwald, Germany|
|FIA Formula 3 European Championship career|
|Current team||Van Amersfoort Racing|
|Best finish||22nd in 2018|
|ADAC Formula 4
Ginetta Junior Championship
Sophia Floersch Personal life
Florsch father is Alexander Florsch. She attended Grammar School Oberhaching. Her interests include karting, skiing and wind surfing.
Sophia Floersch Racing career
Florsch began karting in 2005, aged 5. From 2008 to 2014, she competed in various karting events across Europe through Kart Sport. She became the first female driver and also the youngest driver of three series she competed in, the 2008 SAKC Championship, 2009 ADAC German Championship and 2010 European Championship Easykart. Red Bull has also scouted her.
In 2015, Florsch participated in the 2015 Ginetta Junior Championship season driving for HHC Motorsport. In the season, Florsch managed two wins and a further two podiums. She made double Ginetta history at Thruxton by becoming the youngest driver to win a Ginetta Junior race, and also the first rookie to win two out of two races in one weekend. Florsch’s season was cut short due to financial issues, and she finished at the mid-season point, at that time running in third in the championship, also leading the Rookie championship. Her car for the season was Car 14, which she named Paul.
In 2015, Florsch signed with Motopark to drive in the 2016 ADAC Formula 4 championship. Her car for the season was Car #99, which she called Hugo. In her first race, she became the first female to score points in an ADAC Formula 4 race. She almost achieved her first podium in her third race, however, was hit by another car in the closing laps of the race, she recovered to fifth. Her first fastest lap of the season came at race 3 in Zandvoort, in a race halted by poor weather conditions.
On 13th March 2018, Florsch took part in her first Formula 3 test, driving a Van Amersfoort Racing car. The team and she were considering a potential move into the series for the 2018 season. On 6th July 2018, it was announced that she would join Van Amersfoort Racing beginning with the round at Circuit Zandvoort a week later.
Sophia Floersch 2018 Macau Grand Prix
From 15 to 18 November 2018, Flörsch participated in the Formula 3 World Cup at the 2018 Macau Grand Prix.
During the main race, on Lap 4, she made contact with fellow driver Jehan Daruvala reportedly slowing for erroneously-displayed yellow flags on the straight between Mandarin Corner (Turn 3) and Lisboa Bend (Turn 4). This caused her car to be lifted into the air and flew into a media section on one of the corners at the track at high speed.
Sophia Flörsch huge crash at Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix.
"No official updates regarding Flörsch's condition, or the state of anyone at the crash site, have been given."#SophiaFloersch #MacauGP #MacauGrandPrix #Formula3 pic.twitter.com/wG0SKVqJiz
— Trevor Kum (@trevorkum) November 18, 2018
Horrified spectators looked on in disbelief at the collision, which delayed the race for more than an hour and left five people in the hospital among them Tsuboi, two photographers, and a marshal.
— VanAmersfoortRacing (@VARmotorsport) November 18, 2018
In a statement by Van Amersfoort Racing, Florsch was reported as conscious post-crash and was hospitalised, She was later diagnosed with a spinal fracture, for which she successfully underwent surgery with “no fear of paralysis” after an aerial crash at the Macau Grand Prix, on 19 November 2018.
“Everything is working and everything is in order,” team boss Frits Van Amersfoort told the BBC.
“[Paralysis] was the main fear. That’s why the operation had to be done quite quickly because there was a danger [the spinal cord] could be damaged.
“We are extremely happy that she is now recovering and that everything went extremely well. There’s no fear of paralysis whatsoever.”
She had on the day of the crash took to Twitter to thank fans for their messages and confirm she will be undergoing surgery.
‘Just wanted to let everybody know that I am fine but will be going into surgery tomorrow morning,’ she wrote.
‘Thanks to the FIA, my HWA AG team and Mercedes who are taking great care of me. Thanks to everybody for the supportive messages. Update soon.’
Just wanted to let everybody know that I am fine but will be going into Surgery tomorow morning. Thanks to the @fia and @hwaag_official @MercedesAMGF1 who are taking great care of me.
Thanks to everybody for the Supporting messages.
— Sophia Floersch (@SophiaFloersch) November 18, 2018
The Macau Grand Prix Organising Committee said in a statement he had been discharged after treatment.
After the serious incident today in #Macau , the @FIA is mobilized to help those involved and analyze what happened. We will monitor the situation and make the necessary conclusions. All my thoughts are with you @SophiaFloersch & the others injured. I wish you all a safe recovery https://t.co/C0TN90RUYT
— Jean Todt (@JeanTodt) November 18, 2018
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