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Robert Wickens tweets well wishes to teen who suffered spinal fracture in F3 race crash

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IndyCar driver Robert Wickens, who is rehabilitating after an August 19 crash at Pocono Raceway left him a paraplegic, took to Twitter Sunday to offer well wishes to F3 driver Sophia Floersch.

Floersch suffered a spinal fracture in a crash Sunday during the Macau Grand Prix and is scheduled to undergo surgery on Monday.

MORE: Teenage racer survives spectacular crash at F3 Macau GP, suffers spinal fracture

Wickens’ tweet came after Floersch posted her own tweet announcing that she’ll have surgery on her injuries.

 

IMSA’s 50th Anniversary Celebration: Why Sebring is so special to Bobby Rahal

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Bobby Rahal has driven in some of the biggest races in the world, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Rolex 24 Hours and, of course, winning the Indianapolis 500 as a driver in 1986 and in 2004 as a team owner.

But winning the 12 Hours of Sebring two years in a row (1987 and 1988), Rahal feels, is right up there in terms of his greatest accomplishments as a race car driver.

As IMSA celebrates its 50th anniversary, Rahal reflected on what racing at Sebring International Raceway has meant to him:

“To me, Sebring is the ultimate endurance race. Not as long as Daytona or Le Mans, but the demands put on a car and driver at Sebring are highly unusual.

“My father raced at Sebring in the late 60’s. To win that race two years in a row really meant something to me.

“While we’ve won a lot of other races, we’ve won just about everywhere, you name it. But for me personally, winning at Sebring those two years in a row was very special.”

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