Formula E Driver Spins Across Finish Line, Takes Pole Anyway

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When I was a kid (who are we kidding, I still do it now), playing Need For Speed on my GameCube, whenever I was winning a race I'd pull the handbrake at the last second to spin out and crash into every other car crossing the line. You could watch the chaos play out on the little cinematic camera that showed up after the race, and it was always brutally satisfying.

Now, it looks like my favorite game is making the jump to real life. This weekend, Formula E driver Jean-Eric Vergne qualified on pole--backwards.

That has to be one of the most entertaining ways to beat everybody else, having both the fastest time and biggest accident in one race. His time of 01:03.568 seconds stood, though on Saturday's first race he ended up taking second and not crashing, which is a bit less fun. Kudos to the track's designers for putting the finish line immediately beyond the exit to the last corner.

What a way to begin the fourth season of Formula E. Side note: has it already been four seasons? I was barely aware the first one was over.

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