Arjun Maini has stormed to victory in race 2 in Barcelona, easily taking the lead at turn one when the lights went out before leaving his rivals behind with an impressive drive all the way to the finish to win by 6 seconds.
It was over at the start as poleman Raoul Hyman made a terrible getaway with Boccolacci in P3 making a strong start but being stuck behind Hyman meaning Maini had a clear run into the first corner. He pushed the Indian hard for the lead but Maini was strong, while behind them Hyman was busy looking in his mirrors at the coming menace of the ART threat looming there.
- Anthoine Hubert quickly passed Hyman and was looking to get up to the fight for the lead which was getting really interesting as Maini and Boccolacci fought side by side all around the circuit. This was only resolved when a small touch saw the Frenchman stumble, allowing the Indian to scamper away.
Further back and Lorandi repeated his impressive speed from yesterday’s race to easily pass Hyman before focussing on Hubert eventually passing him at turn 1 with 5 laps to go.
Maini celebrated his new partnership with Haas F1 by bringing home Jenzer’s first win since 2012 whilst Boccolacci held off the Lorandi charge finish 2nd. Hubert was joined in the closing stages by teammates George Russell and Nirei Fukuzumi, with Hyman holding on for P7 ahead of Santino Ferrucci in the final points position.