September 13, 2014
Formula E first race has its first huge crash.
The first ever fully "e" Grand Prix was won in dramatic fashion by Lucas Di Grassi in the Audi Sport Abt car after a last lap bonehead maneuver by then leader Nicholas Prost who blatantly turned in on a surging Nick Heidfeld. The resulting collision sent the German tumbling and crashing into one of the Beijing city course's walls.
Kudos to FIA and Dallara for enforcing the highest of safety standards because "Quick Nick" was not injured in what was a very scary crash. I wish the same could be said about the course which has unacceptable bumps and launch ramp curbs.
Judging from the slowness of the FIA Formula E web site, interest across the globe must be high despite widespread skepticism in electric car racing.