Ralf’s 19-year-old son preceded Frederik Vesti (ART Grand Prix), who recovered from sixth place, while the excellent Dennis Hauger (Prema), who climbed up from 12th, also on the podium.
Roman Stanek (Hitech Grand Prix) on the other hand dropped from second to fourth, with Jonny Edgar (Carlin) completing the Top5.
At Prema Racing there was a great race for Arthur Leclerc, who found himself 27th on the grid and recovered up to 6th place.
Jonathan Hoggard closes in the Top10 in the second race with Jenzer Motorsport, taking the first points.
Great bitterness for Victor Martins (MP Motorsport), who was on the podium behind Schumacher, but found himself with technical problems that slowed him down on the last lap, thus giving the Top3 to Vesti and Hauger.
Schumacher had a great start at the start, keeping behind Jack Crawford (Hitech Grand Prix), past third, while a contact between Tijmen van der Helm (MP Motorsport) and Logan Sargeant (Charouz Racing System) on lap 2 knocked out both of them and caused the entrance of the Safety Car. The incident will be evaluated in the post-race.
Green light on lap 4, with Schumacher holding the lead ahead of Stanek and Crawford, while Vesti moved up to sixth and Caio Collet (MP Motorsport) overtook Dennis Hauger (Prema) in the fight for thirteenth.
On lap 7, Crawford began to attack Stanek, only to overtake him a couple of laps later, but the American slowed down on lap 10 with a problem and raised the white flag.
Juan Manuel Correa (ART Grand Prix) and Kaylen Frederick (Carlin) instead took to the tussle for sixth place with Vesti going into a spin, with Martins climbing third.
After a Virtual Safety Car to retrieve Crawford’s car, Stanek and Martins started another beautiful duel that was exploited by Vesti to climb fourth, mocking Edgar.
In the last two laps Vesti caught up and overtook Stanek, Schumacher took his advantage to 2 “5, and then managed it in the final.
Collet and Fittipaldi played for eighth place, but the latter’s excursion into the gravel allowed Leclerc to gain the position. Collet received a 5 “penalty for touching, slipping 16th.
Hauger moved up into fifth – up seven places from the start – as the chaos continued three laps from the end.
Sargeant loses the podium in Race 1
Logan Sargeant lost the podium obtained in this morning’s sprint race, dropping from third to 15th place for a penalty given to him and 10 other drivers.
The Charouz Racing System guy, as well as Olli Caldwell (Prema) – second – received 5 “for going over the track-limits at turns 9-10 four times for no justifiable reason.
Caldwell keeps his seat, but Sargeant slides back. Victor Martins (MP Motorsport) was punished for the same reason and finds himself fifth.
Pure Caio Collet and Amaury Cordeel received 10 “for the same moves in those same corners (five times), with the MP Motorsport standard bearer passing from 6th to 17th, while the Belgian of Campos Racing from 21st to 22nd .
Disqualified Ayuma Iwasa for not returning to the pits after receiving a black and orange flag, finishing ninth. According to the Hitech Grand Prix technicians, there was a problem with the onboard camera right from qualifying, but they were informed later and the problem was not solved for Race 1.
After receiving the black and orange flag, the team tried to contact the race director to discuss the matter, but communication was not possible due to further technical problems.
The Stewards said that respecting the flags is imperative and ignoring them was fully a decision of the team and not the fault of Iwasa, who will start 29th for Race 2.
Jak Crawford (Hitech Grand Prix) was instead delivered 5 “for having exceeded the limits of the track and obtaining an advantage over Alexander Smolyar (ART Grand Prix). The latter had previously received the same penalty for having done the same in reverse parts. The American falls from 5th to 8th, the second from 8th to 14th.
Matteo Nannini was given 30 “for having gone over the white lines at curves 9 and 10 nine times, so from 9th to 23rd. On ten occasions he was the protagonist of the same thing Filip Ugran, whose 30” of penalties see him collapse 24th.
5 “go to Calan Williams (Jenzer Motorsport), now 16th, after making contact with David Schumacher (Trident) at the exit of turn 4. The stewards determined that Williams was inside the German, but that he was not in able to maintain its line, hitting it and thus becoming responsible for the collision.
Clement Novalak took 3 fewer places on the grid for Race 2 due to contact with Nannini while the two fought for first place. The collision led the HWA driver to find himself 8th, with the retired Frenchman.
The commissioners determined that Novalak did not leave enough space on the outside as he tried to defend his position at the exit of turn 4, causing the touch between the cars, so he sprinted 30th.