The 17-year-old Formula 3 driver Sophia Floersch sustained a spinal fracture in an accident at the Macau Grand Prix.
The Van Amersfoort Racing driver lost control into the Lisboa bend before flying over the barriers and into a photographers’ bunker.
A statement from Floersch’s team on Twitter confirmed the German was “conscious” and her vital signs were “stable”, while she later took to the social networking site to give an update on her condition.
“Just wanted to let everybody know that I am fine but will be going into surgery tomorrow morning,” Floersch wrote on Twitter. “Thanks to the @fia and @hwaag—official @MercedesAMGF1 who are taking great care of me. Thanks to everybody for the supporting messages. Update soon.”
The Japanese driver Sho Tsuboi, who Floersch crashed into, was taken to hospital with back pain. Race organisers confirmed two photographers and a marshal were also in hospital.
Pole-sitter Daniel Ticktum was leading the race when it was stopped.