Formula 3 driver Sophia Flörsch will fly home to Germany after undergoing successful surgery on a spinal fracture following her horrific crash at the Macau Grand Prix.

The 17-year-old miraculously survived a violent high-speed crash while competing in the prestigious FIA F3 World Cup Macau Grand Prix two weeks ago.

Her F3 car hit the back of a rival and was catapulted through catch fencing at 276kmh (171.6mph) before striking a bunker station holding photographers.

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Flörsch underwent an 11-hour operation on her injury with her Van Amersfoort Racing team boss later revealing the surgery went “extremely well” and had left “no fear of paralysis whatsoever”.

Following a remarkable recovery, Flörsch confirmed she will return back to her home country on Monday - one week after her surgery.

"Today I am flying back home. Really happy to see all my family and friends in the next days again,” Flörsch wrote on Facebook.

"I am still overwhelmed by all the support I got from you fans all around the world.

"A big thank you goes to all people in Macau especially the guys in the hospital, Dr. Lau, Dr. Chan, Mr. Lei Wai Seng, Maria Elisa Goncalves, angel Sulanir Goncalves Pacheco and all wonderful nurses.

"The complete Macau GP organisation, Patrick, Dr. Ceccarelli, HWA and Mercedes did a perfect job just by helping so friendly in every kind of way.

"I celebrated my 2nd birthday on the 18.11.2018 in Macau… Now a new chapter starts and I can’t wait for it to begin. Let’s focus on 2019.”

 

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