In the scorching Santiago sun, a new star of ABB FIA Formula E emerged, although it was the searing temperatures that thwarted what could have been a famous 'debut' victory.
The race in the Chilean capital wasn't Pascal Wehrlein's official FE debut - that came two weeks before in Marrakech. But he was taken out in the first-corner melee in Morocco, and his inaugural race drive officially lasted just 1m44.873s as he was forced to retire in the pits at the end of lap one.
Not a great start, then, but Wehrlein was able to press the reset button in Santiago. He had already shown his promise in Marrakech by qualifying seventh, ahead of Mahindra Racing team-mate and eventual race winner Jerome D'Ambrosio, and felt he could have been in contention for the podium - and therefore the win - had he taken part in the full race.