FIA Formula 3 Grand Prix was halted in the first laps after a double accident at Lisboa bend. In one case, one of the cars flew over the bend barrier crashing on the hotel side – the driver involved was Sophia Floersch.
The organization hasn’t provided yet any information on the brutal incident, nor shown any replay of the accident.
It is a “very questionable policy that FIA recommended, and Macau followed by not showing replays of accidents,” a veteran reporter commented at the track. However, several amateur videos quickly popped up on social media – like the one above from a spectator at the Lisboa bend area.
TDM TV and Radio commentators are saying they have no further details on the accidents.
The health state of the 17-year-old female German driver was not yet disclosed.
16:35 – TDM TV commentators said that the young driver is safe.
16:50 – The race will be resumed in 2 minutes.
17:20 – Five people were injured in the brutal accident, FIA and GCS said in communiqués. Two pilots, two photographers and one marshal. According to GCS, they were all conscious on the way to hospital.
17:35 – The race is over. Dan Ticktum clinched his second straight Macau Grand Prix victory after a dominant lights-to-flag race.