There’s a reason why Citroen Amis aren’t raced in Formula 1, and why only drivers with plenty of experience compete.
Footage released overnight from the streets of Monaco shows an Ami rolling onto its side after attempting the Grand Hotel hairpin turn, part of the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix track.
YouTube channel Newsclick shared video of the accident taken from two different angles.
The Citroen was seen driving up the hill before returning down, tyres squealing.
This sharp turn is one of the slowest corners on the Grand Prix, and some F1 cars slow down to as little as 48km/h to be able to successfully take the turn. The Ami’s top speed is 45km/h.
The video shows the driver coming down the hill fairly wide as it starts to tilt on two wheels.
Its tiny tyres couldn’t maintain grip on the road as the Ami caught some air before crashing on its side into a bollard.
The Ami is classified as a quadricycle, and therefore isn’t required to have safety features like traction control, anti-lock brakes or airbags.
Consequently, none of these features are offered on the 2.4m-long Citroen, which features a 6kW electric motor and a 5.5kWh lithium-ion battery.