Extreme E co-founder Alejandro Agag expressed feeling “almost identical” to the first event of the SUV competition compared to what he felt after the inaugural Formula E race.
“I have the same feeling today, and especially after the race, that I had after I finished the race in Beijing. It feels almost identical for me,” Agag said.
Formula E was launched with the Beijing E-Prix on September 13, 2014 and received extensive coverage following a last corner accident between race leader Nicolas Prost and Nick Heidfeld. The crash sent Heidfeld through the air before his Venturi car came to a face-down stop.
The first Extreme E event, the Desert X-Prix in Saudi Arabia, was characterized by two major crashes for Abt Cupra driver Claudia Hurtgen, who was reported to have bit her tongue.
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On what the competition went through at Shoot Out, which featured the LeDuc-Hurtgen collision, Agag admitted that he was concerned about the slow reports of the German crash on Saturday in which her status could not be confirmed due to a fault in the car radio to the team.
“The scare in Beijing lasted less, but it was at the end. Nick, after 20 seconds was with a thumbs up. I was in the same place in the TV compound and I saw it live. We had a camera on at the time of the car that was not going on air. Here the stop was longer,” compared the co-founder of the Extreme E regarding the first accident that was witnessed in Formula E.
Written by | Gabriel Sayago