Anthoine Hubert has secured his first Formula 2 win by fending off Louis Deletraz throughout the Monaco Sprint Race, while Nicholas Latifi clings on to the championship lead by a single point.

Starting from reverse grid pole position, Hubert kept his cool to retain his lead throughout the sprint race around the Monte Carlo street track despite two safety car periods and a late attack from Deletraz.

The last-ever GP3 Series champion duly clinched victory defending from the Swiss driver over the finish line, while further back Guanyu Zhou secured the final rostrum spot despite relentless pressure from MP Motorsport stand-in Artem Markelov having bolted in front of the Russian at the start.

The initial safety car was triggered on Lap 3 when Tatiana Calderon was barged into by Luca Ghiotto which sent the female driver into the barriers, while the Italian helped trigger the second safety car four laps later when he collided with Mahaveer Raghunathan at the hairpin which saw both drivers drop out of the race.

Further back Dorian Boccolacci grabbed an impressive fifth place ahead of Sergio Sette Camara and feature race winner Nyck de Vries in seventh place who moves to within a point of championship leader Latifi with the Canadian driver down in 10th place.

Nikitia Mazepin grabbed the final points place in eighth.

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