When the lights went out Scott came under threat from Norris, but he managed to hold on to his lead despite the pressure from his fellow-countryman who himself was busy fighting off Defourny, Palmer and Henrique Chaves (AVF by Adrián Vallés), who had all overtaken Boccolacci as the latter had fluffed his start. Boccolacci provided a dose of excitement in the opening stages as he fought his way up to fifth two laps later.
Up front, Scott pulled away. Sixth time round, Defourny got past Norris and set a string of fastest laps in the race as he closed the gap to the leader. But the Belgian was unable to find a way past Scott and had to settle for second place behind the Brit who had already won on Sunday at Monza.
Norris took the final place on the podium despite Boccolacci’s frenzied attempts to overtake him after the Frenchman had got past Palmer on lap 7. Chaves did the same five laps from the finish. Jehan Daruvala (Josef Kaufmann Racing) came home seventh followed by Ferdinand Habsburg (Fortec Motorsports) and Alexey Korneev (JD Motorsport). Sacha Fenestraz (Tech 1 Racing) completed the top 10 after a scrap with his team-mates Hugo de Sadeleer and Gabriel Aubry.
It was a bitter weekend for Robert Shwartzman. Technical issues on Saturday didn't allow the Russian to show any kind of decent speed in qualifying. He started the first race of the weekend from P16 and ended up in P11 as the issues haven't even been solved.
Same problems on Sunday caused the SMP Racing driver to retire after three laps of the race. He is still in top-6 of overall rankings despite a no-points event finale.
original text:Renault Sport