Formula E: Heidfeld and Prost crash out at final corner (VIDEO)


In an eventful inaugural Formula E ePrix in Beijing today, a last lap incident between Nicolas Prost and Nick Heidfeld dominated the post-race chatter as both crashed hard at the final corner.

After starting from pole position, Prost led for all but one lap of the race until the final few stages, when Heidfeld began to close in the Venturi car. As you will see in the video above, Heidfeld tries a move down the inside of Prost at the final corner, only for the Frenchman to side-swipe his adversary, causing him to skid across the kerbing and roll into the wall before landing upside down.

Thankfully, Heidfeld walked away unharmed, but was very annoyed with how the race had finished.

“I think I was up for a win and not just a podium so it was very disappointing,” the German said. “I think I placed it perfectly for the last corner. I guess TV pictures show quite clearly that I was alongside him and Nico pulled into me and [there was] nothing I could do.

“We spoke after the accident and, as usual with drivers, we had different opinions. He thought it was my mistake. Maybe when he watches on the video tape he changes his mind, maybe not. I’m not mad at him, these things happen.”

Prost was defiant at first, insisting that it was Heidfeld’s fault, but sent out some tweets earlier this afternoon to give his thoughts after seeing the replay.

Amid the madness, Lucas di Grassi managed to pick up the pieces to claim the race win for Audi ABT ahead of Andretti’s Franck Montagny.