The reigning champions had another almost perfect weekend: 1-2-3-4 in free practice with Nirei Fukuzumi leading the way, which formed the starting grid for Race 1 after the qualifying session was cancelled because of the dire weather conditions on Saturday morning. The proceedings were postponed to Sunday morning and they started off badly for the Japanese ace, who couldn’t make his pole position on the grid due to electrical issues. At the start, George Russell got into the lead ahead of Anthoine Hubert and Jack Aitken. The Mercedes protégé was overtaken by the Frenchman in the early stages, but fought his way back into the lead. After a VSC period, the three ART drivers raced wheel to wheel with Aitken coming out on top. Russell however was not to be denied the win: he passed his countryman and kept the lead until the chequered. It was another 1-2-3 for ART, the fourth time in six Races 1 this season, and sealed another Teams’ title for the French squad.