Lucas di Grassi's horror Formula E crash in New York the 'biggest of his career'

During a rain-affected New York E-Prix race, Lucas di Grassi was among a number of cars that aquaplaned and crashed, forcing the race to be ended early.

The New York City E-Prix race ended in horrific fashion last week, with three separate cars struggling in the rain and crashing in turn six.

A sudden downpour affected the race in lap 30, and Nick Cassidy was the first to lose control, aquaplaning into the wall before Lucas di Grassi followed closely behind.

Stoffel Vandoorne then tumbled into the pair against the wall, resulting in an immediate red flag that then led to the race not being restarted.

Di Grassi had already been heard over the radio complaining about the "undrivable" conditions in the New York circuit.

Shortly after, he hit Cassidy's car at 100kmph before then being hit again by Vandoorne. Remarkably, all three drivers emerged unharmed from the accident.

"The cars were aquaplaning too much, even on the straights we had aquaplaning. And I went to the radio and said that it's undriveable, it's not safe to drive," di Grassi recalled.

"And the call from the FIA came a bit late, which caused the big crash at corner six.

"Thankfully these cars are extremely safe because this was the probably the biggest crash of my Formula E career. Not probably, it was the biggest crash of my Formula E career today.

"And I'm without any problems; the car is pretty much destroyed, but that shows how safe these cars are.

"I crashed into Nick at least at 100kph, and then Stoffel crashed into me at a similar speed. So I'm very happy with the safety of the car and zero bruises and happy that all the other drivers also are 100%."

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