Championship winner Oscar Piastri finished off his FIA Formula 2 career on the top step of the podium, beating UNI-Virtuosi pair Guanyu Zhou and Felipe Drugovich in a strategic Feature Race at Yas Marina.
With Drugovich and Théo Pourchaire on the alternate strategy, Piastri and Zhou worked hard to retain enough life in their medium Pirellis for a late duel, but in the end, they’d not need the extra rubber as a late Virtual Safety Car gave them some breathing space, with a 4.9s gap separating the two Virtuosi’s at the flag.
PREMA Racing’s Robert Shwartzman couldn’t hold on to a podium spot and finished behind Drugovich and Pourchaire in fourth following late overtakes.
With just a few laps to go, Liam Lawson pulled to a stop on the side of the road with a problem and retired, which brought out a Virtual Safety Car.
Dan Ticktum’s medium tyre held off Marcus Armstrong’s supersofts for sixth, with Jüri Vips, Ralph Boschung and Richard Verschoor completing the top 10.