Antonio Felix Da Costa secured his first win for Porsche in Cape Town after the Portuguese driver made an outrageous move on Jean-Eric Vergne to secure the victory.
Da Costa looked like he lost the race when he failed to take his second Attack Mode, meaning that he had to go through the Attack Mode zone again.
Therefore, Da Costa had to concede the lead to Vergne and had five laps to try and regain the lead of the race.
Earlier in the race, Da Costa pulled off a great move around the outside of Cassidy at Turn 8. But the season six champion tried the same move again on Vergne.
Da Costa went wide at Turn 7 to set up a run against Vergne going into Turn 8. Da Costa swooped round the outside and had to tuck in just in time before the wall at Turn 9 approached.
The race started with a bang as championship leader Pascal Wehrlein out-braked himself into Turn 10 and hit Sebastien Buemi on lap 1. Buemi did hit the wall but was able to carry on.
Edoardo Mortara had a pit lane start after his qualifying crash, but his car came to a halt on lap 1 which brought out the safety car to clear Wehrlein and Mortara’s car.
Before the safety car was called, there was a Full Course Yellow where Gunther managed to sneak past Fenestraz for the lead of the race as the Nissan driver just came to a halt too quickly compared to Gunther.
Gunther was then under investigation for that move, but the Maserati driver hit the wall later on in the race whilst running in third place and broke his rear suspension.
Mitch Evan and Jake Dennis’s race came to an early end as both of them had a drive-through penalty for problems both drivers couldn’t avoid.
Evans had a power spike, which caused his drive-through and Dennis’s car was below the minimum tire pressure which gave him a drive-through.
Pole-sitter Sacha Fenestraz and Nick Cassidy were fighting for the lead of the race when the FCY was called for Gunther, but both drivers took Attack Mode just before, which allowed Da Costa and Vergne to move into second and third.
Fenestraz dropped to fourth but Cassidy kept hold of the lead. However, Da Costa and Vergne had 2% more usable energy than Cassidy. Therefore, both drivers were able to find a way through and create a gap out front.
Cassidy was overtaken by Fenestraz to move into third place, but on the last lap, the Nissan driver hit the wall and dropped out of the points allowing Cassidy to take the final spot on the podium.
Rene Rast came home in fourth place for McLaren with Buemi recovering to fifth place for Envision.
Dan Tictum came home in sixth for NIO 333 with Stoffel Vandoorne in seventh for Ds Penske.
Norman Nato finished in eighth, Lotterer came home in ninth for Andretti, and Jake Hughes rounded out the top ten.