(CNN)Edoardo Mortara was eventually crowned the winner of the Hong Kong E Prix after yet another dramatic end to a Formula E race.
The Venturi driver had initially reached the chequered flag in second place but provisional winner Sam Bird was subsequently handed a five-second time penalty for an earlier altercation.
The Envision Virgin driver was clearly muted in his celebrations at the finish line, knowing an investigation was underway. Race stewards spent more than four hours deliberating the decision before finally announcing the result.
Sam Bird on top of the podium before receiving a time penalty.
There was high drama throughout the race, with eight cars failing to finish. The previous championship leader Jerome d'Ambrosio was one of those to suffer a red flag after being caught up in a collision.
Lucas di Grassi and Robin Frijns were finally confirmed as the other the podium finishers -- coming second and third respectively.
This isn't the first time a Formula E race has finished in excitement. During the last E Prx in Mexico, di Grassi overtook race leader Pascal Wehrlein as his battery died on the line.
Mortara's inherited win is his first in Formula E and also his team Venturi's first in the series.
Despite dropping to sixth, Bird still leads the drivers' standings by one point.