Sophia Floersch flying home a week after 170mph crash following 11-hour op

SOPHIA FLOERSCH is flying back home after an 11 hour operation saved her from paralysis following a horrific crash.

The German racer cheated death last Sunday after smashing her F3 car into a photographer's platform at 170mph.

 Sophia Floersch has made a remarkable recovery from her shocking crash

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Sophia Floersch has made a remarkable recovery from her shocking crash

At least 4​ people hospitalised in Macau F3 crash where Sophia Floersch's car flies metres into air

Floersch, just 17, miraculously survived the ordeal but fractured her seventh vertebra in the accident.

Despite her serious injuries, her recovery has been remarkable and she will head back to her home country today.

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

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

 Sophia Floersch fractured her spine after crashing her car at 172mph at the F3 Macau GP

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Sophia Floersch fractured her spine after crashing her car at 172mph at the F3 Macau GP

"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, @hwaag_official and @mercedesamgf1 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"

Four other spectators was also injured in the incident.

The teen's dad revealed the agonising minutes he endured as he waited to see find out whether his daughter has survived the accident. 

 Floersch had to be carefully taken out of her car after fracturing her spine in the high-speed crash

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Floersch had to be carefully taken out of her car after fracturing her spine in the high-speed crash
 It will not stop the racer from continuing her passion in 2019

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It will not stop the racer from continuing her passion in 2019

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And he insists he will not stand in the way of her getting behind the wheel of a racing car again once she has recovered from her injuries.

Alex told the Mail: "Those 30 or 40 minutes after the crash were the hardest minutes of my life.

"Trying to find her was very difficult. I did not know what was going on. All sorts of concerns come into your mind at a time like that.

"The surgery went well. She is awake and things are going smoothly after the operation.

 Sophia Floersch is seen as one of the upcoming drivers in motorsport, having been scouted by Red Bull in the past

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Sophia Floersch is seen as one of the upcoming drivers in motorsport, having been scouted by Red Bull in the past
 Floersch, 17, has broken all sorts of records during her journey into F3

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Floersch, 17, has broken all sorts of records during her journey into F3

"The doctors say that if everything continues to progress satisfactorily that she will be in hospital in Macau for six or seven days before flying back to Germany.

"I am sitting at her side now and she's just happy the surgery is done. Things will get better every day. But for now she has some pain — the drugs are wearing off.

"We have not yet spoken about whether she will race again — it is too soon for that — but from my point of view there is nothing I would do to stop her."

SOPHIA FLOERSCH is flying back home after an 11 hour operation saved her from paralysis following a horrific crash.