F1 2022: Motorsports world surprised by ‘unimaginable’ eight-car crash in Method E at Seoul Grand Prix

A unprecedented eight-car crash has introduced the second final race of the Method E championship to a halt in Seoul on Saturday.

The chaos occurred on the opening lap of the Seoul E-Prix as the sphere went into the final nook, led by Jaguar driver Norman Nato.

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After Nato got here Sebastiaen Beumi, who was then adopted by Nick Cassidy, Dan Ticktum, Oliver Askew, Andre Lotterer, Nyck De Vries and Oliver Turvey.

Nato and Cassidy had been the one drivers capable of proceed their race after they managed to take away themselves for the messy pileup.

The race was pink flagged however motorsport followers couldn’t imagine their eyes as a automotive grew to become perched on prime of the Mercedes of De Vries, who was protected by the halo.

“A few huge hits on the again,” the commentator mentioned.

“Everybody piles into the again, a extremely bizarre accident that. Very unusual incident there.”

Motorsport author Hazel Southwell tweeted: “Buemi, Askew, Lotterer, Ticktum, Turvey, Cassidy, Nato and De Vries within the wall. Buemi additionally on the Mercedes. merely unimaginable Method E stuff (pink flag, all of them appear to be OK, simply nobody appeared to have the ability to brake).”

A number of of the vehicles needed to be taken away on the again of vans, a lot to the amusement of viewers.

Nato mentioned the slippery floor on the broad a part of the monitor, which weaves by way of Seoul’s Olympic Stadium, was his undoing.

“In the course of the pack the visibility within the final sector was fairly poor,” mentioned Nato, who was capable of restart the race.

“One man in entrance of me, I don’t even know who he was to be sincere as a result of I couldn’t actually see, he was actually cautious and braked.

“The 2 vehicles in entrance of me, they tried to keep away from him and once I arrived I obtained a bit stunned and I needed to keep away from, happening the left-hand facet of the apex.

“The tarmac is actually totally different at this half and that’s why we noticed so many vehicles (within the wall) as a result of so many individuals tried to do the identical to keep away from the within due to one automotive.

“On the skin, you haven’t any likelihood to show. Six vehicles or seven vehicles out in a single nook just isn’t what we anticipated.”

Lotterer added: “Mainly, it was tremendous slippery on the market.

“Similar, like the opposite guys, simply touched the brakes and it was identical to ice. Nothing you are able to do from that time on.

“I don’t suppose it’s braking too late, it was the place there was paint, possibly some vehicles simply occurred to be on these patches of paint and lock up and that’s it.

“I managed to search out a bit of hole and never hit one other automotive however I nonetheless hit it, however not full on.”

The race restarted with Mitch Evans within the lead, who went on to say victory within the penultimate race of the season forward of Oliver Rowland and Lucas di Grassi.

It means the championship battle will go all the way down to the final race of the season as Evans makes an attempt to chase down Stoffel Vandoorne.

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