Multi-car crash sends Senna airborne in Monaco (VIDEO)

Published May. 9, 2015 10:09 a.m. ET

The inaugural Formula E race in Monaco came to a halt just moments after going green due to a multi-car crash which sent Bruno Senna airborne.

As the field stormed out of Turn 1, Daniel Abt collided with the outside barrier and slowed considerably before being hit by Senna. The heavy contact sent Senna's car into the air for a brief period before it slammed back down to the ground.

"I'm very stiff (after the wreck). These cars don't have a lot of damage protection on the bottom so when you land from a flight like that," said the Brazilian driver. "Very, very unfortunate because we had a good pace. This Turn 1 obviously was looking a bit like that from the beginning - there's a lot of cars and a lot of damage from this Turn 1 so we need to revise this for next season."

The narrow streets of Monaco left the field with nowhere to go after the Abt and Senna collision, causing a huge pileup involving Jean-Eric Vergne, Jamie Alguersuari, Salvador Duran and Vitantonio Liuzzi.

Thankfully, all drivers escaped without injuries.