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The biggest crashes in Formula E history

Formula E has seen a lot of spectacular incidents over the years, including these memorable crashes.

Formula E might have only started life in 2014 but has already provided plenty of spectacular on-track action in the following years. From cars clashing wheels to somersaulting in the air, the racing series has seen it all. Take a look at some of Formula E's biggest crashes in its history below.

Diriyah 2021 - Lynn's lucky escape

The 2021 Formula E season kicked off with a shocking moment at the Diriyah ePrix. Alex Lynn was involved in an incident that saw his car get flipped over, leading to the British driver being taken to hospital for checks. Fortunately he was discharged later on, but the footage still makes for jaw-dropping viewing.

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We are thankful that Alex Lynn is well after this accident. Testament to the medical staff, marshals and the @FIA who keep our sport safe. 🙌 to Mitch Evans who abandoned his race to run to Alex’s aid. #ABBFormulaE #DiriyahEPrix @alexlynnracing @mitchevans_ pic.twitter.com/hp7FTNYR8w — ABB FIA Formula E World Championship (@FIAFormulaE) February 28, 2021

Monaco 2015 - First corner carnage

The first ever Formula E race in Monaco was held back in 2015 and it was certainly one to remember for Bruno Senna - unfortunately for all the wrong reasons. The Brazilian found himself being launched over Daniel Abt during a huge first lap pile-up, leaving debris all over the track. Unsurprisingly the incident led to a safety car being required.

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https://youtu.be/_x1xoDbm4H4

Canada 2017 - Heartbreak for Buemi

Sebastien Buemi was heading into the 2017 Montreal ePrix as championship leader, but his title challenge was knocked - literally - when the Swiss driver crashed during a practice session. Buemi took a huge impact as he went straight into the barrier on a chicane, leaving the car in pieces. The former Formula 1 racer appeared a little shaken after the incident, but luckily was able to walk away.

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https://youtu.be/iEDfSr_fPCQ

Beijing 2014 - A debut to remember

Formula E kicked off its first ever season at the Beijing ePrix in 2014 and things got off to a spectacular start, with the race featuring one of the sport's most shocking crashes ever. On the final lap, race leaders Nicolas Prost and Nick Heidfeld were battling for victory when Prost turned in on Heidfeld, causing the German's car to career off the track and flip over in the air. Thankfully both drivers were unharmed, but Prost received a 10-place grid penalty for his role in the accident.

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https://youtu.be/vG1VPss4LKI

Monaco 2017 - Vergne and Piquet disagree

Two former F1 drivers - Jean Eric Vergne and Nelson Piquet Jr - were locked in a battle for third place at the Monaco ePrix in 2017. When Vergne attempted to pass Piquet, the Brazilian would not relent and the pair banged wheels when coming out of Turn 3. This forced Vergne into the barriers with quite a shunt. Whilst the incident may not look as dramatic as some, it caused a lot of drama afterwards. Vergne blamed Piquet for "destroying" his race and feared that an injury sustained to his hand during the crash could have an impact on his performance at the following event.

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https://youtu.be/6aA1wHUdRn8

London 2016 - Title showdown disaster

Sebastien Buemi and Lucas di Grassi went into the 2016 season finale in London as title rivals. The battle quickly boiled over in controversial style just seconds into the event, with di Grassi crashing into the rear of Buemi's car into Turn 3. Somehow both drivers were able to limp back to the pits to continue in the race, and Buemi later managed to seal the title.

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https://youtu.be/k0F9_ExTKmU

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