After yesterday’s disappointment, Luca Ghiotto charged from 5th on the grid to take his first win of the season. He picked off cars with ease and he took the lead on lap 11 and from there, he looked after the tyres and took the chequered flag.
Behind him was a revitalised Sergio Sette Camara who tried to attack Ghiotto at the end but his pace was just that bit slower than Ghiotto’s.
Another man who is revitalised is PREMA’s Antonio Fuoco who won yesterday’s feature race and today, he secured his first double podium in Formula 2 in front of the tifosi.
Once again, a driver that is revitalised now looks to be Louis Deletraz after his switch from Racing Engineering to Rapax. He took the lead on lap 4 but lost it to Ghiotto on lap 11 and unfortunately for Deletraz, he lost the chance of his first podium in Formula 2 to Antonio Fuoco with 2 laps to go. A strong drive nonetheless though from Deletraz who finished ahead of his teammate Roberto Merhi who had a crazy few laps at the start but he kept his cool and finished in a solid 5th.
Ahead of Roberto Merhi was Sean Gelael who had a great start from 4th on the grid to lead into turn 1. However, Gelael’s pace was just too slow for the frontrunners and the Arden driver had quite a lonely race but some solid points for the Indonesian.
Behind Gelael were the two ART cars who were involved in many scraps in the midfield but both managed to pull away and grab some points for ART with Matsushita passing his teammate Alexander Albon on the final lap.
Charles Leclerc was on the charge with the PREMA driver starting at the back due to yesterday’s contact with Nyck de Vries and he managed to finish in 9th position despite Leclerc losing a lot of his front wing. De Vries finished in 12th position just behind Oliver Rowland who was on course for a podium yesterday until his wheel came off.
Elsewhere, pole position man Gustav Malja had a horro race after finishing in 18th position after the Swede had to make a pitstop.
The Top 10:
- Luca Ghiotto- RUSSIAN TIME
- Sergio Sette Camara- MP Motorsport
- Antonio Fuoco- PREMA
- Louis Deletraz- Rapax
- Roberto Mehri- Rapax
- Sean Gelael- Arden
- Nobuharu Matsushita- ART
- Alexander Albon- ART
- Charles Leclerc- PREMA
- Norman Nato- Arden