Starting from pole position, Frenchman Esteban Ocon took the lead from Antonio Fuoco and Lucas Auer. Jake Dennis (Carlin) charged from eighth place on the grid to fourth, but the British rookie was given a drive-through penalty for jumping the start. After that, the Carlin driver dropped back to 22nd place.
Out in front, Ocon extended his lead as Fuoco failed to pull clear from Lucas Auer. Fifth-placed Max Verstappen (Van Amersfoort Racing) came under increasing pressure from Tom Blomqvist, Antonio Giovinazzi (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin) and Gustavo Menezes (Van Amersfoort Racing) and couldn’t make any mistakes. On lap nine, the 16-year-old son of ex-Formula 1 driver Jos Verstappen was called into the pits for a drive-through penalty because of exceeding the track limits on several occasions and lost his fifth place to British driver Blomqvist.
Ocon managed to keep on extending his lead from team-mate Fuoco until the checkered flag was out and he eventually crossed the finish line with a margin of almost seven seconds over his opponent. Lucas Auer, Felix Rosenqvist, Tom Blomqvist and Italian, Antonio Giovinazzi followed in third to sixth place while Gustavo Menezes scored his best season result to date by finishing seventh. Behind the American driver, Puerto Rican Félix Serralles (Team West-Tec F3), Nicholas Latifi (Prema Powerteam) from Canada and Sweden’s John Bryant-Meisner (Fortec Motorsports) rounded out the top ten.
Esteban Ocon (Prema Powerteam): “This time, I made good start and I was able to pull a gap quite quickly. Then, I tried to save my tires as much as I could and I concentrated on the track limits to avoid getting a drive-through penalty. I succeeded in both aspects. I also reckon that it is easier to manage your tires when you are in front."
Results – 21 laps:
|1.||Esteban Ocon (F)||Prema Dallara-Merc||34m14.307s|
|2.||Antonio Fuoco (I)||Prema Dallara-Merc||+6.977s|
|3.||Lucas Auer (A)||Mucke Dallara-Merc||+7.373s|
|4.||Felix Rosenqvist (S)||Mucke Dallara-Merc||+8.294s|
|5.||Tom Blomqvist (GB)||Carlin Dallara-VW||+9.449s|
|6.||Antonio Giovinazzi (I)||Carlin Dallara-VW||+12.957s|
|7.||Gustavo Menezes (USA)||Van Amersfoort Dallara-VW||+13.473s|
|8.||Felix Serralles (PR)||West-Tec Dallara-Merc||+25.804s|
|9.||Nicholas Latifi (CDN)||Prema Dallara-Merc||+26.769s|
|10.||John Bryant-Meisner (S)||Fortec Dallara-Merc||+28.559s|
|11.||Mitchell Gilbert (AUS)||Fortec Dallara-Merc||+29.086s|
|12.||Dennis van de Laar (NL)||Prema Dallara-Merc||+30.844s|
|13.||Felipe Guimaraes (BR)||Double R Dallara-Merc||+33.778s|
|14.||Roy Nissany (IS)||Mucke Dallara-Merc||+34.479s|
|15.||Tatiana Calderon (CO)||Jo Zeller Dallara-Merc||+34.987s|
|16.||Max Verstappen (NL)||Van Amersfoort Dallara-VW||+39.234s|
|17.||Jake Dennis (GB)||Carlin Dallara-VW||+40.163s|
|18.||Sandro Zeller (CH)||Jo Zeller Dallara-Merc||+54.569s|
|19.||Jules Szymkowiak (NL)||Van Amersfoort Dallara-VW||+54.978s|
|20.||Hector Hurst (GB)||West-Tec Dallara-Merc||+59.340s|
|21.||Sean Gelael (RI)||Carlin Dallara-VW||+1m01.572s|
|22.||Alexander Toril (E)||T-Sport Dallara-NBE||+1m03.029s|
|23.||Spike Goddard (AUS)||T-Sport Dallara-NBE||+1m05.301s|
|24.||Michele Beretta (I)||Eurointernational Dallara-Merc||-1 lap|
|DNF||Jordan King (GB)||Carlin Dallara-VW||0 laps|