Another racer recalls what happened, says it was scary
The speed of Floersch's vehicle was recorded at 276.2kmph. She was followed by Ferrari junior driver Guan Yu Zhou, who explained the scary incident.
He said Floersch was really close to Jehan Daruvala. So when Daruvala applied brakes, she had no time to react.
"She hit right-rear, and that spun her around straight into Lisboa, and she flew into the other car," Zhou said.
The injured were conscious while being taken to hospital
Fortunately, Floersch and other injured, who were taken to the hospital, remained conscious during the transit.
In a statement, the FIA said, "Following evaluation by medical staff, the driver is conscious and has subsequently been taken to hospital for further evaluation."
Her vitals are stable, reports said.
Floersch in a tweet confirmed she will be undergoing a surgery on Monday.
Thanks for the support, she tweets
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. Update soon.
Tsuboi, another competitor who was injured, suffered from lumbar pain while track marshal Chan Cha In got a fractured jaw. Photographer Minami Hiroyuki suffered a concussion and his colleague Chan Weng Wang got a liver laceration.
The accident terrified everyone
The accident sent shivers down the spine of many.
Renowned racer Charles Leclerc tweeted: Just saw the F3 crash in Macau. Really hope to read some good news soon about all the people involved.
Jenson Button wrote: Sorry to hear that @SophiaFloersch has a spinal fracture but looking at the horrific accident she had today in Macau it could have been so much worse.