Pourchaire’s victory in the principality makes him the youngest-ever race winner in the series’ history at just 17. 

The Frenchman maintained the lead into Turn 1 ahead of Prema’s Robert Shwartzman and never looked back from that moment onwards. 

Pourchaire stopped a lap later than Shwartzman - who suffered a slow stop - on Lap 30, to maintain the net lead, as Guanyu Zhou opted for a long first stint. 

As Pourchaire ran away at the front, it was a battle between the Premas and Dan Ticktum for the other two spots on the podium.

Shwartman’s slow pit stop meant he dropped to fifth, behind teammate Oscar Piastri, Dan Ticktum and Felipe Drugovich, who stopped early on the alternate strategy.

A decisive moment came on Lap 33 when Piastri locked up his front-right tyre into the Swimming Pool section allowing Ticktum to challenge him for the position. 

As Ticktum tried to go around the outside of Rascasse, Piastri ran him out of room, forcing the Carlin driver into the barriers.

The stewards deemed it to be a racing incident with Piastri maintaining second ahead of Drugovich, who was the star of the day, going from ninth to the podium.

Zhou’s long first stint allowed him to rejoin in third but poor tyre warm-up meant he dropped to fifth, taking the fastest lap on the final lap on his fresh tyres. 

Ralph Boschung continued his encouraging weekend with sixth ahead of Liam Lawson.

Juri Vips’ five-second penalty for an incident with Marcus Armstrong proved to be inconsequential, ultimately classifying eighth. 

Roy Nissany and Richard Verschoor completed the points-paying positions in ninth and tenth respectively. 

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