Last corner crash hands first FE win to Di Grassi
Lucas di Grassi claimed the first ever FIA Formula E victory at the Beijing ePrix thanks to a last corner crash between race leader Nicolas Prost and the chasing Nick Heidfeld.
Heidfield, driving for Venturi, was chasing Prost down in the final few laps and made a late braking move at the final corner to pull alongside the e.dams of Prost, but the Frenchman made a late defensive move which saw the pair collide.
Heidfeld hit the barrier and his car rotated twice before coming to a rest on its roll-hoop, the German escaped unharmed though.
Audi Sport's Di Grassi made the most of the incident and swept through the carnage to claim the win ahead of Andretti Autosport's Franck Montagny whilst Sam Bird completed the podium for Virgin Racing after Daniel Abt was penalised for failing to complete a drive-through penalty during the race.
Race Result - 2014/15 Beijing ePrix:
|01.||Lucas di Grassi||Audi Sport ABT||25|
|02.||Franck Montagny||Andretti Autosport||18|
|03.||Sam Bird||Virgin Racing||15|
|04.||Charles Pic||Andretti Autosport||12|
|05.||Karun Chandhok||Mahindra Racing||10|
|06.||Jerome d'Ambrosio||Dragon Racing||8|
|07.||Oriol Servia||Dragon Racing||6|
|08.||Nelson Piquet Jnr||China Racing||4|
|09.||Stephane Sarrazin||Venturi Racing||2|
|10.||Daniel Abt||Audi Sport ABT||1|
|11.||Jamie Alguersuari||Virgin Racing|
|13.||Nick Heidfeld||Venturi Racing|
|14.||Katherine Legge||Amlin Aguri|
|15.||Michela Cerruti||Trulli GP|
|16.||Ho-Pin Tung||China Racing|
|17.||Takuma Sato||Amlin Aguri|
|19.||Bruno Senna||Mahindra Racing|
|20.||Jarno Trulli||Trulli GP|
|FL||Takuma Sato||Amlin Aguri||2|