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Formula E Race in Rome Red-Flagged After Massive Multi-Car Crash

Formula E Race in Rome Red-Flagged After Massive Multi-Car Crash photo
Formula E Race in Rome Red-Flagged After Massive Multi-Car Crash photo

The Formula E Rome E-Prix was red-flagged after nine laps after a harrowing pile-up occurred in the high-speed turn six. Several cars were involved with three cars taking most of the damage: the Jaguar TCS of Sam Bird, the Maserati MSG of Edoardo Mortara, and the Envision of Sébastien Buemi.

The collision started after Bird spun his Jaguar at the exit of turn six over a bump that unsettled another driver during qualifying. Turn six is narrow, blind, fast and walled on both sides, with no runoff for crashed cars, making the conditions for this type of crash optimal. Bird spun his Jaguar, and was collected shortly afterward by a charging Buemi who struck Bird’s disabled car at almost full speed. The angle of the accident wasn’t too severe, allowing Buemi’s car to glance heavily off of the back of Bird’s, though still causing significant damage to both.

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