EXPLAINED: What happens when a Formula E car crashes

With nose-to-tail racing, tight street circuits and very little space to overtake, it’s almost inevitable that there’ll be contact at some point on-track. But how safe are Formula E cars, and how safe is electric street racing in general, if a car does make contact with other cars or the walls?. Over the past few years, the racing world has witnessed a number of incidents that put somewhat of a spotlight on safety elements like the race cars themselves or motorsport in general, including a few incidents in Formula E. Which leads us to the question often asked; how safe is electric street racing?. Starting with the cars, how they’re designed and what makes them safe.

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