Richard Verschoor took a commanding victory at the Red Bull Ring, securing his second race win of the 2022 Formula 2 season.
The race started in mixed conditions, with several drivers opting to start the race on slick tyres despite the track being somewhat saturated.
However, it proved to be the right decision as not long after the start, the drivers on the wet drivers lost all grip. Most made their pit stop after lap six, which was the earliest they could complete the mandatory stop.
Verschoor flew to the lead of the race while several others on wet tyres lost their speed, and after sailing to the head of the pack, the Dutchman was unchallenged.
Roberto Merhi, who is subbing for Ralph Boschung this weekend, crossed the line in second place after starting toward the back of the field.
However, Merhi was handed a five-second time penalty for a track limit violation, and dropped to fifth place, with Jehan Daruvala and Logan Sargeant inheriting second and third respectively.
Enzo Fittipaldi crossed the line in fourth, securing the position ahead of the penalised Merhi.
Liam Lawson came home in sixth place, but was demoted well back in the order after he too was deemed guilty of violating track limits during the race.
Instead, the position went to reigning Formula 3 champion Dennis Hauger, who headed Jake Hughes and Olli Caldwell.
Ayumu Iwasa was ninth despite also being handed a five-second time penalty, while Juri Vips rounded out the top 10 for Hitech Grand Prix.
Formula 2 will return in two weeks’ time for the ninth round of the season at Le Castellet, France.