The first leg of Seoul E-Prix began with an eight-car pileup and a long red flag. However, when the race ended, Mitch Evans of Jaguar came in first to win the penultimate race of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.
The Seoul E-Prix is the final race of the Formula E World Championship. According to Korea sports news reports, the two legs of Seoul E-Prix take place on the streets around Jamsil Sports Complex found in the southern part of Seoul.
During the qualification race, Oliver Rowland of Mahindra took pole position. Lucas di Grassi came in second place in the qualifier. However, rain interrupted the final race because the track was very wet. Fans barely got to their seats for the first leg when Lucas di Grassi slammed into the wall on the 20th corner.
First Leg of Seoul E-Prix
Sebastien Buemi of Nissan also slammed into the wall. According to sports chat reports, Nyck de Vries of Mercedes bumped into Buemi and went below the latter’s car. Also, five other vehicles joined the pileup – Nick Cassidy, Andre Lotterer, Oliver Askew, Dan Tickum, and Oliver Turvey. Fortunately, they escaped without any injuries.
Nato said the visibility in the last sector was poor, and someone in front was going slow. Thus, two cars in from of Nato tried to avoid the slow vehicle. However, Nato wasn’t prepared for the slow-up. As a result, he wanted to avoid them by going to the left side of the curve.
Many cars did the same, and that’s the reason for the pileup. There was no other way to turn. Also, six to seven vehicles came out of the corner and didn’t expect the problem ahead.
According to Korean sports betting reports, only two drivers managed to reverse out of the barriers and get into the pits. Also, officials paused the race for thirty minutes to clear the track of debris.