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Formula E

Investigation required after technical failure to blame for terrifying Mortara crash

Edoardo Mortara endured a terrifying high-speed crash in the opening laps of the Monaco E-Prix at iconic Louis Chiron chicane.

Mortara Monaco
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Edoardo Mortara confirmed to RacingNews365 after Saturday's Monaco E-Prix that his terrifying high-speed crash was caused by a technical failure, which requires an investigation.

Thankfully, Mortara safely walked away from a huge shunt on the fourth lap at the Circuit de Monaco, which was caused by a technical failure.

The Mahindra driver made a positive start and found himself on the outside of Dan Ticktum as they approached the incredibly fast Louis Chiron chicane, where his car appeared to continue accelerating.

Mortara was a passenger as his car ploughed into the Techpro barrier at high-speed, in what was undoubtedly one of the biggest accidents of the Gen3 era.

He explained after the race that despite an investigation being necessary ahead of the Berlin double-header in a fortnight, it is "pretty clear" what failed in his Mahindra.

"So we had a technical issue and we still need to go investigate," Mortara confirmed to RacingNews365.

He continued: "I think that it's pretty clear from the data actually what happened, and we need to understand why it did happen in the first place and then try to find a fix for that," added Mortara.

"Obviously, now it's still quite fresh because the race just finished now. We can see the problem, we don't really understand like fully the cause of what happened, obviously, it happened in the worst place."

'Better job' required

It has been a gruelling start to Season 10 for Mahindra who remain as the only team without a point, despite Mortara and Nyck de Vries' best efforts.

Mortara in particular has been performing significantly better in recent races but has suffered from a series of issues.

The Swiss driver has stated that a "better job" is required by the Indian manufacturer to ensure that what happened in Monaco is not repeated going forwards, so that he can capitalise on the improved performance of its package.

"I would say it's four weekends that we have quite some little issues actually there and there, and the performance is better," said Mortara.

"But unfortunately, we cannot really show it in terms of results. We need to do a better job, let's say to putting everything together and try to avoid what happened today and also what happened in the last race weekend."

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