Oscar Piastri took his second consecutive Feature Race win and extended his lead in the Drivers’ standings with a commanding drive at the Sochi Autodrom. The Australian headed Théo Pourchaire across the line, with Jehan Daruvala occupying the final spot on the podium.
Starting from pole position, Piastri retained his position at the head of the field at the start of the race, while Pourchaire moved ahead of Daruvala for second place at Turn 2. A fast-starting Ralph Boschung progressed into the top three, while championship-contending Guanyu Zhou slipped from fourth to eighth.
Piastri and Pourchaire slowly pulled away from the rest of the pack throughout the 28 laps, with Pourchaire briefly moving ahead of Piastri when he pitted one lap later than the PREMA driver. However, with his hot tires, Piastri regained the net lead, which he did not concede for the remainder of the event.
Late drama for Boschung saw him retire, after being in contention for the podium for much of the race. With Daruvala third, local favorite Robert Shwartzman was fourth, ahead of Saturday’s Sprint Race victor Dan Ticktum.
Feature Race Results
|1||Oscar Piastri||Prema Powerteam||0.000s|
|2||Theo Pourchaire||ART Grand Prix||1.900s|
|4||Robert Shwartzman||Prema Powerteam||14.400s|
|8||Richard Verschoor||MP Motorsport||33.400s|
|9||Christian Lundgaard||ART Grand Prix||37.700s|
|10||David Beckmann||Campos Racing||39.100s|
|12||Enzo Fittipaldi||Charouz Racing System||44.400s|
|13||Guilherme Samaia||Charouz Racing System||45.700s|
|16||Lirim Zendeli||MP Motorsport||1m08.300s|
|17||Alessio Deledda||HWA Racelab||1m24.900s|
|18||Jake Hughes||HWA Racelab||1 lap|
|19||Ralph Boschung||Campos Racing||3 laps|
|20||Jüri Vips||HitechGP||22 laps|