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Buemi holds on as Vergne fails to finish

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Sebastien Buemi held on despite a frantic final few laps © Getty Images

Former Toro Rosso driver Jean-Eric Vergne failed to finish in his first Formula E race as Sebastien Buemi held on to take victory in Punta del Este amid late drama.

Andretti driver Matthew Brabham was involved in an incident with just four laps remaining in Uruguay, which left no option but to bring out the safety car.

After the restart, Buemi was forced into a mistake by the chasing Vergne as the leader locked up at the chicane. However, on the same lap, Vergne's car suddenly slowed to a standstill and Buemi survived to claim the win.

Nelson Piquet Jr finished second with championship leader Lucas di Grassi crossing the line in third. Jarno Trulli and Jaime Alguersuari finished fourth and fifth respectively.

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