It had all been going so well. Formula E's season-opening race was a tight, tactical affair, with Envision Virgin Racing's Sam Bird coming out on top after a scintillating display of incisive passing and solid energy management.
For the first eight laps of the second event in Saudi Arabia last weekend, it appeared as if a repeat show was on the cards. Then all hell broke loose.
There were punts and spins, crashes and clashes, botched overtakes and controversial restarts. Come the end, Alexander Sims stood above the chaos - serene in victory, finally with a first FE win to his name.