He in turn is two points up on Ekstrom, who joined Tomczyk on the podium in third, while a rather disappointed Hakkinen and Spengler had to be content with fourth and fifth. Green finished a lonely sixth, the Brit complaining of a wayward Mercedes after being involved in the first lap collision.
Although not as good as their qualifying positions had suggested, Premat and Abt nonetheless kicked off their season's points tally in seventh and eighth.
Elsewhere, the Brits did not fare so well, Paffett finishing next best in tenth, but only after being involved in collisions with firstly Mathias Lauda and then Vanina Ickx. Adam Carroll was forced to serve a drive-thru penalty to finish down in 15th, while a mix-up with pit-stops meant Susie Stoddart crossed the line a disappointing 16th.