The third round of the FIA Formula E world championship was held in Punta del Este before packed grandstands. The winner was Swiss driver Sébastien Buemi of the e.dams-Renault team. Former Formula 1 driver Nelson Piquet Jr. of the Renault team took second place. Finishing third was Lucas di Grassi of Brazil, who competed for the German team ABT. The route along the Atlantic seafront promenade was challenging for the drivers. Nevertheless, new records were set in Punta del Este in this relatively young racing series: the average speed in qualifying rounds, the speed of the fastest laps and the racing distance were all the highest of the season.