Formula E: Jean-Eric Vergne holds off Andre Lotterer to snatch dramatic victory in Santiago

JEAN-ERIC Vergne blew the ABB FIA Formula E Championship extensive open after taking the chequered flag throughout a dramatic encounter in Santiago.

In a pulsating race, Vergne drove residence in first, whereas Andre Lotterer completed second – giving the TECHEETAH workforce their first ever one-two end in their historical past.

 Jean-Eric Vergne celebrates his one-two with Andre Lotterer

Jean-Eric Vergne celebrates his one-two with Andre Lotterer

The duo pushed one another all the best way, with three-time Le Mans winner Lotterer bouncing again regardless of a dramatic crash throughout his first lap of Tremendous Pole.

But fellow pole-sitter Vergne confirmed his class to declare victory – his first of the season.

Felix Rosenqvist, who got here into the race main the championship, prevented a possible nightmare by ending 4th, regardless of beginning in 14th.

Vergne stated after the race that, regardless of his epic tussle with Lotterer, the TECHEETAH storage in all probability had a 'coronary heart assault' at their drivers doing battle.

Sam Hen, of DS Virgin Racing, picked up extra factors in his quest to grow to be Britain's first Formula E champion, however he dropped down to third in the rankings after a disappointing fifth-positioned end.

Hen began in fourth following Lucas di Grassi’s grid penalty, however was punished for making an attempt to get one additional lap out of his power reserves.

The E-Prix was the primary single-seater race in Chile because the 1950 Chilean Grand Prix, and was nicely acquired with hundreds of followers lining the streets to watch.

One observer was Kylie Minogue, who took in the motion following the discharge of her newest music video.

The pop princess took a experience across the monitor in the BMW i8 security automotive at the beginning kicked off, and informed reporters afterwards she's now hooked on the motion.

The Fomula E motion continues in Mexico subsequent month.

JEAN-ERIC Vergne blew the ABB FIA Formula E Championship broad open after taking the chequered flag throughout a dramatic encounter in Santiago.