Mick Schumacher was forced to settle for sixth place in the Bahrain sprint race, despite taking his first Formula 2 pole position for the race. Luca Ghiotto matched Charles Leclerc's achievement from this event in 2017, winning the race with a pit-stop.
Ghiotto missed out on victory in the feature race after a dreadful start from pole, but his UNI-Venturi team judged the strategy to perfection, fighting back through the field with fresh tyres to take victory.
The Italian had built a lead of six seconds before pitting – always a gamble in F2's short sprint races – but he carved his way back and the DAMS pair of Nicholas Latifi and Sergio Sette Camara had no answer, settling for the podium places behind.
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