The second lap of Formula E's Rome E-Prix resembled a Monday morning commute more than a motor racing event after a multi-car pile-up that backed up much of the field. Dragon Racing's Jose Maria Lopez caused the bizarre incident after making contact with the wall, forcing a red flag.
The incident caused a lengthy delay to the race, with 10 cars impacted by the Argentine driver's mistake.
With cars on top of each other and sat waiting for the carnage to be cleared away, the moment summed up what is fast becoming a memorable FE campaign.
A red flag on lap one after a multi-car traffic jam ? pic.twitter.com/oL8bSQdjwU— ABB Formula E (@FIAFormulaE) April 13, 2019
Mitch Evans went on to take the victory in Rome, ensuring seven different winners from seven different teams have won the opening seven rounds of the fifth season, which is panning out to be an absolute thriller.
Check out the full race highlights below for another view at that madness at the start, and how Evans secured success.