Teenage driver fractures spine after horrific airborne crash at Macau Grand Prix

Races were brought to a halt at the Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix on Sunday, November 18, after 17-year-old Sophia Floersch's airborne crash.

The teenage driver lost control into the Lisboa bend, catapulting off the track before flying full-force over the barriers and into a photographers’ bunker. This video captures the moment.

Floersch was conscious when taken to hospital in the former Portuguese territory, assuring her followers on Twitter that she was "fine". Doctors said after her 11-hour surgery that the procedure went smoothly and that there is "no fear of paralysis".

The Japanese driver Sho Tsuboi, who Floersch crashed into, was taken to hospital with back pain and discharged shorly after. Race organisers confirmed two photographers and a marshal were also in hospital.