Sam Bird takes home the victory in an incident-filled race in Santiago to get within one point behind Jerome D’Ambrosio in the drivers’ championship.
Bird started from the second row of the grid in fourth behind Sebastien Buemi, Pascal Wehrlein and Daniel Abt, but was able to move up to second during the opening third of the race.
Buemi looked like he had control of first place, holding off Bird and Wehrlein through restarts after two separate full course yellows, but the Nissan driver hit the wall with 15 minutes to go and had to limp back to the pits with a damaged car.
Wehrlein was on the back of Bird until the final couple of laps when he had to back off due to his car starting to overheat.
Bird also had to maintain a low battery percentage but was able to make it to the end to become the first driver to win a race in all five FE seasons.
While celebrating an investigation was announced into his car being underweight, but Bird and Virgin Racing were quickly cleared by the stewards.
Wehrlein scored an impressive podium in his second FE race for Mahindra, with his first in Marrakech earlier in the month ending before the beginning of the second lap.
BMW’s Alexander Sims finished third on the road, but was given a 10-second time penalty for spinning Edoardo Mortara at the chicane on the back straight, which elevated Audi’s Daniel Abt to the final podium position.
Mortara eventually went on to finish fourth, while Bird’s team-mate Robin Frijns was able to move up from a starting position of 15th to fifth by the end of the race.
Jaguar’s Mitch Evans finished in sixth ahead of Sims, who slotted into seventh after penalties were given.
Jerome D’Ambrosio – the drivers’ championship leader going into this weekend – and Oliver Turvey, were elevated to eighth and ninth respectively after Jose Maria Lopez was dropped from seventh to 10th and Lucas Di Grassi was demoted down to 12th.
Nelson Piquet Jr in 11th and Andre Lotterer in 13th were the only two drivers to finish the race on the lead lap, with Gary Paffett was the last to finish the race in 14th place.
Eight drivers in total weren’t able to finish the race including season four champion Jean-Eric Vergne and Ad Riyadh E-Prix winner Antonio Felix da Costa.