Formula E championship rivals crash in first turn in finale

Lucas di Grassi's car rides on top of Sebastien Buemi's after a collision in Turn 3 on Lap 1.

Coming into Sunday’s Formula E finale, e.dams-Renault driver Sebastien Buemi and ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport driver Lucas di Grassi were tied on the points.

Buemi started first while Di Grassi started third. Essentially, whoever finished in front would win the 2015-2016 FIA Formula E Series championship.

If neither are able to score points, Di Grassi would win the title.

In the first turn, Di Grassi ran into the back of Buemi, wrecking the front suspension of Di Grassi’s machine and ripping the rear wing off of Buemi.

While both were able to continue, it turned into a race of who would set the fastest lap and get the two bonus points. Buemi set the fastest lap in his second car and won the championship.