On Lap 10, Pourchaire and Iwasa became the first of the leaders to pit for the hard compound. Bearman wouldn’t pit until another few laps later.
The pit stops brought the leaders into traffic behind those running on the alternate strategy. This included the likes of Frederik Vesti and Victor Martins who were trying to get into contention through strategy.
After making his mandatory stop, Sprint race winner Vesti was unleashed on the soft tyres. The Dane emerged in 9th, but quickly began to battle his way back through the order.
Once the pit cycle had been completed, Bearman continued to lead the way ahead of Fittipaldi and Iwasa with 10 laps to go. The top three were all on the hard tyres, but Martins and Vesti, who were up to 4th and 5th, were closing in on their fresh softs.
Martins and Vesti swiftly closed in on Iwasa to battle for 3rd position. martins was able to swoop past Iwasa with DRS on the run into Turn 1. Vesti would have to do the same to protect his championship lead.
With one lap to go, Vesti was all over the back of Iwasa and desperate to claim 4th place. However, Vesti, despite being the fastest driver on track, was not able to get close enough to the DAMS to steal the position.
As the flag dropped, Oliver Bearman became a Formula 2 race winner for the third time, ahead of Fittipaldi and Martins.
Iwasa managed to hold off Vesti for 4th, Doohan finished 6th. Theo Pourchaire fell to 7th ahead of Dennis Hauger, Arthur Leclerc and Richard Verschoor who completed the top 10.