Chaos Unfolds During Paris Formula E Race

Published 04/27/2019, 12:30 PM EDT

During the Formula E race in Paris, there was drama before the race even began. Mahindra’s Pascal Wehrlein bagged pole position earlier that day, with teammate and championship hopeful, Jerome D’Ambrosio in 6th. But disaster struck as both cars were disqualified for a technical infringement and relegated to the back of the grid.

Then, after a few minutes of on-track action, the heavens opened and it even began to hail. Then it became a battle for survival, with Formula E cars spinning and going wide. Also, rain was not the only thing falling from the skies, there were also carbon fibre showers.

In the end, Envision Virgin Racing’s Robin Frijns won, ahead of Andre Lotterer and Daniel Abt. It was absolute chaos on a number of occasions and the Formula E race ended behind the Safety Car.

The rest of the top 10 were, Lucas di Grassi, Maximilian Gunther, former Toro Rosso driver Jean-Eric Vergne, Antonio Felix da Costa, Gary Paffett, Felipe Massa and pole man, Pascal Wehrlein.



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