High-speed car crashes always play a central role in a racing series like Formula E, and it helped determine who would be the winner of recently completed Season 3.

FIA Formula E Championship just put together a video highlighting crashes from the season ending in late July. It includes the “biggest and most controversial crashes” from Season 3 of the all-electric racer series.

ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport driver Lucas di Grassi took the trophy for top driver during an awards gala in Montreal. The final round had gone down to the wire in Montreal, with di Grassi taking the title away from the previous year’s champ, Sebastian Buemi of the Renault e.dams team. It was the third season in a row that the French automaker’s team had taken the title.

Buemi was 10 points ahead going into Montreal, but had a series of problems come up, including a crash in a practice session. Buemi crashed head on into the wall during the practice round, which can be viewed about four minutes into the compilation video.

Buemi had beaten di Grassi last season under controversial circumstances before being handed the award by the judges. This year, di Grassi was the top driver and Renault e.dams took the team award.

As you can see in the video, the season was full of crashes and made for a few exciting moments in this up-and-coming series. Unlike other racing events, no one was seriously injured from the Formula E crashes during the latest season.

Season 4 will be starting up later this year, and future seasons are already in the planning phases. That includes more automakers being accepted by the series to enter their teams.

BMW will join up in Season 5 with its own team. Last month, Audi confirmed it will be entering and taking over the ABT Sportsline team, which the company had been sponsoring for a few years.

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Another announcement came last month from Mercedes-Benz, who will join the series in Season 6, taking place during 2018-2019.

Formula E has become a desirable event for several automakers to sponsor and put together skilled racing teams to win the series. Not only does it improve the company’s green image and commitment to high-performance innovation, it’s a valuable opportunity to test out its new electric drivetrains in development.