RACING DRIVER Sebastien Buemi miraculously emerged unscathed from a huge crash that destroyed the front of his Formula E car during a practice session in Montreal.
The former F1 driver clipped the wall entering a chicane was pitched head-first into the exit barrier.
Onlookers and Buemi’s pit team were shocked and feared for the driver’s safety after the high-speed smash.
The left and right front suspension of the car were torn off and the nose was severely damaged.
The session was called off with five minutes left, due to the damage to the barrier and the debris strewn across the track.
But the 28-year-old, who is leading the championship for electric cars, was unruffled.
“It was a big hit but I’m fine,” said the Swiss, who used to drive for the Scuderia Toro Rosso Formula 1 team and is still a test and reserve driver for Red Bull F1 team.
“I just touched the wall on the inside of the last chicane and that’s where you have quite a lot of speed and it pushed me into the wall and it damaged the monocoque, so we have to be quick at getting it ready.”
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