[8] She finished 22nd in the standings, her sole point coming at the Red Bull Ring. In this time when I was not allowed to drive, I saw everyone driving somewhere else because they had winter tests going on. "We need men, we need brands to believe in women more and also to maybe take a risk. Motorsport is in Floersch's blood. "A lot of things have changed during the past years. Being the first female came with its challenges, though, in particular finding people "who believe in you.". So of course, you dream of it. As she progressed through the racing formats, she regularly set records for being both the youngest driver and the first female driver. Before motorsport was put on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, it had been announced she would. Floersch during the 65th Macau Grand Prix on the streets of Macau, China, 18 November 2018. During the main race, on Lap 4, she made contact with fellow driver Jehan Daruvala, who was reportedly slowing for erroneously-displayed yellow flags on the straight between Mandarin Corner (Turn 2) and Lisboa Bend (Turn 3).

And although being teammates with Legge and Calderon is a "huge honor" for Floersch, she was quick to point out being an all-female team shouldn't be such a big deal because, in driving, gender shouldn't affect speed. De jongedame van Van Amersfoort Racing beleefde een…, De Grand Prix Drivers' Association, de organisatie waarbij alle Formule 1-coureurs zijn aangesloten, gaat de horrorcrash van Sophia Flörsch in de Macau Grand…, Het was een van de meest beangstigende crashes van het raceseizoen 2018: de megaklapper van Sophia Flörsch tijdens de Macau Grand Prix. "For me, to prove myself and prove to them that I can win and beat the boys and men, I need money because I need to be able to go testing as much as the men do," she told CNN Sport's Amanda Davies in an Instagram Live chat. According to Floersch, men and brands need to "take a risk" and provide female drivers with funding to provide them with an equal platform to showcase their abilities. Sophia Flörsch (born 1 December 2000) is a German racing driver, competing in the FIA Formula 3 Championship with Campos Racing, and previously raced in Formula Regional European Championship, Formula 4 in both Germany and Italy, as well as the Ginetta Junior Championship.
"It was actually probably the hardest time knowing that I'm not able to drive and that made me realize even more how important the sport is to me and kind of grew my confidence. * The third race in Vallelunga was canceled due to bad weather and later run in Imola as a fourth round. Lees meer…, Ferrari heeft met de aankondiging van het plan om een vrouw in de F1 te krijgen niet overal vrienden gemaakt. Her interests include karting, skiing and wind surfing. Floersch credits "several people" for helping her make such a swift comeback from her crash. She is the first woman to race in the championship since its formation after the GP3 Series and European F3 categories were merged. Door gebruik te maken van deze website, of door op 'Akkoord' te klikken, geeft u toestemming voor het gebruik van cookies. Floersch's Wolverine-like recovery had her back in the car in just a few months, and rather than denting her confidence, the crash and her recovery seems to have had the reverse effect. [15] Having joined the championship only one week before the opening race, the team struggled throughout the entire season, and Flörsch could only manage 7th place in the drivers' standings.

She became the first female driver and also youngest driver of three series she competed in, the 2008 SAKC Championship, 2009 ADAC German Championship and 2010 European Championship Easykart. The following year she raced for BWT Mücke Motorsport, scoring two podiums and two fastest laps. "But in the end, this just motivates myself even more.

Following a week in hospital in Macau -- during which she underwent an 11-hour operation to repair the fracture and remove a bone splinter that was dangerously close to her spinal cord -- Floersch returned home and remarkably, just four months after her horrifying crash, was back in the driver's seat.

From 15 to 18 November 2018, Flörsch participated in the Formula 3 World Cup at the 2018 Macau Grand Prix. She made double Ginetta history at Thruxton by becoming the youngest driver to win a Ginetta Junior race, and also the first rookie to win two out of two races in one weekend. "It was always clear to come back, to drive again, to race again and to fight for my dream," said Floersch, who was, "I was sure to come back and I knew that the quicker I'm going to have my muscles back again, the quicker the rehab is going to be and I'm able to be in the car again. On 6 July 2018, it was announced that she would join Van Amersfoort Racing beginning with the round at Circuit Zandvoort a week later. In 2015, Flörsch took part in the 2015 Ginetta Junior Championship season driving for HHC Motorsport. Her father drove karts and she got her first taste of being behind the wheel when she was just four years old. Apart from interviews, I don't really think or talk about it anymore because it feels like ages ago.".  |  Contact (key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap), Complete FIA Formula 3 European Championship results, Complete Formula Regional European Championship results, Complete FIA Formula 3 Championship results, "Formula 1 – Sophia Floersch wins 'World Comeback of the Year' at Laureus", "Laureus Awards 2020 Highlights: Tendulkar, Springboks win for World Cup wins; Hamilton, Messi share honours", "Sophia Floersch: The 14-year-old girl worth watching for", "Sophia Floersch sights on single seaters", "Formel 3: Sophia Flörsch ergattert jetzt doch Cockpit bei VAR", "Floersch suffers spinal fracture in Macau crash", "Floersch conscious but hospitalized after Macau shunt", "Sophia Floersch fractures spine after airborne crash in Formula 3", "Sophia Florsch: 'No fear of paralysis' for F3 driver after surgery", "Sophia Flörsch secures F3 drive for 2019", "Sophia Flörsch and Van Amersfoort Racing at the start of the Championship", "MACAU COMPANIES SUPPORT RETURN OF FLÖRSCH TO GUIA", "Sophia Flörsch completes Campos' 2020 roster", "Floersch, Calderon, Legge form all-female ELMS team", "The 2020 Le Mans 24 Hours entry list in full", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Sophia_Flörsch&oldid=983230932, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 13 October 2020, at 01:14.

[5] Her season was cut short due to financial issues and she finished at the mid-season point, at that time running in third in the championship, also leading the Rookie championship.

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