Arthur Leclerc (Prema Powerteam and Ferrari Driver Academy) is slightly slow from pole and is overtaken by teammate Gianluca Petecof (also from the Ferrari Driver Academy), while the Monegasque manages to resist the attack of Juri Vips (KIC Motorsport and Red Bull Junior Team).
The top 4 positions are Petecof, Leclerc, Oliver Rasmussen (Prema Powerteam) and Juri Vips. The head pair is glued with 4 tenths of a gap between the two drivers.
Petecof is extraordinary and very concentrated in making no mistakes and keeping the leadership, and slowly he also manages to slightly stretch until Leclerc goes wide and dirty the tires, losing another tenths of the time and failing to recover until the end of the race. Petecof wins, ahead of Leclerc, Rasmussen, Vips, Patrick Pasma (KIC Motorsport) and Jamie Chadwick (Prema Powerteam).
The classification after the first round of the season sees Petecof in the lead on equal points with Rasmussen (55), while third is Leclerc (43) damaged by 0 points in race 1.
The next race on 22 and 23 August on the French circuit of Paul Ricard.