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F3 racing driver swaps tracks for simulator driving

Video credit: Reuters Studio
Published on May 13, 2020 - Duration: 01:16s

F3 racing driver swaps tracks for simulator driving

German Formula Three driver Sophia Floersch has been forced off her much loved tracks as the coronavirus continues to disrupt global sporting events.

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F3 racing driver swaps tracks for simulator driving

Swapping the racetrack for a simulator Formula 3 racing driver Sophia Floersch Location: Munich, Germany trains at home for up to five hours a day while racing tracks worldwide are closed (SOUNDBITE) (English) GERMAN MOTOR RACING F3 DRIVER SOPHIA FLOERSCH, SAYING: "It is super strange to just be at home training the whole time and doing esports races and to not be able to do what you love the most." She only returned to the track in 2019 after fracturing her spine in a 2018 crash Now she’s virtually globe trotting competing in multiple simulated races (SOUNDBITE) (English) GERMAN MOTOR RACING F3 DRIVER SOPHIA FLOERSCH, SAYING:"Last week I was in Monaco, next week, well this week I am going to be in Hong Kong, and you are traveling quite a lot, just virtually in your VR glasses.

And it's cool, I mean it's fun.

You are working with different drivers, with engineers.

You are having a call every day for two hours just trying to improve virtually but yes I am still missing real traveling and real race tracks."

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