Ferrari junior Robert Shwarztman proved unstoppable on the wet in Spielberg, clawing his way from sixth on the grid to take his first ever victory in FIA Formula 2.
The PREMA racer’s win denied fellow rookie, and Red Bull Academy driver, Yuki Tsunoda a first win of his own in F2. The polesitter led for the majority of the race, but an issue with team radio saw him pit too late and drop down to fifth.
Despite a late charge on the fresher tyres, he wasn’t able to recover first and instead had to settle for second, and a maiden podium.
Guanyu Zhou led the race when Tsunoda pitted late on, but had the opposite issue to the Carlin racer, having changed his tyres too early. Zhou’s rubber wasn’t strong enough to hold off Shwartzman and he ended up in third ahead Mick Schumacher, who had done brilliantly to rise from ninth after a tough Qualifying session.