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Did anyone else watch todays race
Dramatic ending
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Didn't realise it was on. What happened?
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Nico Prost took out Nick Heidfeld on the last corner of the last lap

Formula E. Nico Prost and Nick Heidfeld HUGE CRASH - YouTube

Interesting format, not sure about the on line fan boost or the mandatory 50 second pit stop to change cars.
Surely you should be able to gain an advantage in a pit stop and not just sit the with your thumb up your bum
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That Prost fella has no right to a Professional Licence .....full stop!
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It was rather a rash move, nice to see drivers safety standards are up to scratch
It looked nasty after he went airborn off that sossij kerb
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Unbelievably, Prost and his dad seem to be blaming Heidfeld for that crash!
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No way, that was 100% Prost diving like a dick
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It's one of the thing's you are taught right from the start in Kart Racing, you do NOT move around in the braking zone.
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No way, that was 100% Prost diving like a dick
agree ,prost was in the wrong and should change their mind when they see the footage ,stupid driving from prost
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I just watched this on BT Sport. Pretty weird. Don't those cars sound strange when they're all together in a pack. It's a bit eerie.

So, what's the top speed of these things?
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I had to have a look from a few angles to decide who was at fault - from some views it looked as if Heidfeld had twitched right into Prost......and I'm fairly unconvinced that at the speed he was going, Heidfeld would actually have made that corner from that position......

He was lucky to escape from the shunt unhurt, for which I'm sure we are all grateful....
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I had to have a look from a few angles to decide who was at fault - from some views it looked as if Heidfeld had twitched right into Prost......and I'm fairly unconvinced that at the speed he was going, Heidfeld would actually have made that corner from that position......

He was lucky to escape from the shunt unhurt, for which I'm sure we are all grateful....
In a traditional racing car I'd be inclined to agree but who knows what settings they have on the rear drive chain and brakes for gathering power and braking.

Prost's head was bobbing about trying to look in the mirrors and it didn't look like he was taking the racing line into the corner but surely that close he must have seen Heidfeld coming up on the inside.

That said Nick was very diplomatic in his press interviews when Father and son Prost were busy to blame the other side.

I bet Alain kicked his lads arse up to his shoulder blades in the back of the paddock for throwing the win away and looking like a pillock
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If Prosts move across the track had been to take the corner, then I'd be more inclined to sympathise. But it was way before the corner, he seemed to just panic when he didn't see him in his right mirror and slalom across the straight.
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Prost was at fault. Almost looked like a deliberate move into Heidfeld.
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An interesting one! As we're not at home at the moment we've only been able to watch it on my 12.1" netbook screen. My first impression was that Prost's turn-in was rather abrupt, my wife's was that Heidfeld went for a gap that wasn't there.

So, two experienced motor sport marshals, both qualified as Post Chiefs, i.e. Observers, two different views; these things are seldom clear-cut.

I'll reserve judgement until I've seen it on a big screen & seen how cars normally turn in at that point & what is considered the normal line through the bend.

One thing it did demonstrate is how dangerous street circuits are. On a proper circuit Heidfeld would probably have just run wide, not hit a badly sited barrier.

The plural of "anecdote" is not "data".
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I have read about the series but i haven't got BT sports so i cant watch it.
 
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The shunt was mightily scary
Glad Heidfeld is ok!
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Just watched the clip, looked a bit naughty to me.
 
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how cars normally turn in at that point & what is considered the normal line through the bend.
That's the rider I think. To me, it looked like it wasn't a 'turn in' it was a blocking swoop across the road while still on the straight - except that the other driver was already alongside.
It was way too early to be a turn in to the corner I think.
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I have read about the series but i haven't got BT sports so i cant watch it.
FYI I think the series is live on ITV4
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Correct I watched it on ITV4
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Having watched it on the telly, & replayed it several times, watched it in slow motion & compared it with the previous lap, I think both drivers must share responsibility.

Prost did almost exactly the same on the previous lap - checked his right-hand mirror, defended the outside line & turned in sharply. It appears that he was expecting Heidfeld to make his overtaking move around the outside, not the inside as he actually did.

I suspect that Heidfeld's lunge down the inside was never going to work - looks to me like he was carrying too much speed to ever make the turn.

So, one driver makes a stupid overtaking move, one driver doesn't check both mirrors. . . pick the bones off of that, as my old granny used to say. I'm just glad that in similar situations my role is to report the facts, not to make a pronouncement on who, if anyone, was to blame.
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I did start to watch this this but found it boring after about 20 mins and switched off!
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