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Watch: Crazy Pile Up Sees Eight Cars Crash Out Of Formula E Race

Watch: Crazy Pile Up Sees Eight Cars Crash Out Of Formula E Race
Eoin Harrington
By Eoin Harrington
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The Formula E season comes to an end this weekend with a double header in Seoul, and a crazy crash at the start of race one saw eight cars slide off at the same corner, and the race temporarily halted.

The all-electric single seater series is going down to the wire, with Stoffel Vandoorne and Mitch Evans vying for what would be a first championship for both men.

They were lucky to avoid the chaos at the beginning of Saturday's race in Korea.

Formula E: Bizarre crash sees eight cars pile up in Seoul

It's rare you see a crash in single seater racing involving more than two drivers. When you get rain on a street track, however, you're a tad more likely to see some chaos, as the drivers found out on lap two of the race in Seoul.

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The crash at the beginning of the Formula E race forced the red flags out. The race began in wet conditions, and the track was slippery from the outset.

The crash began with the Jaguar of Norman Nato sliding off into the barriers, before Sebastien Buemi slammed into the barriers and was lifted up in the air by the approaching Nyck de Vries. Dan Ticktum, Oliver Askew, Andre Lotterer, Nick Cassidy, and Oliver Turvey all followed the trio into the barriers, leaving the corner completely blocked.



It was a crazy incident, which saw two former Formula E champions crash out. The crash was caused by the slippery conditions on the street track in Seoul, which cuts through the 1988 Olympic stadium.

The halo was once again praised for protecting Nyck de Vries after his car was stuck under Sebastien Buemi's in the crash. De Vries joked after the race that he would have been "even smaller" if it weren't for the safety device.

The race was stopped for a half-hour in order to repair the barrier and remove the cars from the track, and the race restarted with Buemi, Ticktum, Turvey, Lotterer, Askew, and defending champion Nyck de Vries out of the ePrix.


Jaguar man and championship contender Mitch Evans would ultimately win the race to give himself a fighting chance of snatching the title from leader Stoffel Vandoorne.

The final race takes place on Sunday at 8am Irish time. 29 points is the maximum any driver can achieve tomorrow, with Evans 21 points behind Vandoorne.


It will be a tall order for Evans but, as Saturday's crazy crash showed, anything can happen in Formula E.

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