Ferrari Academy driver Robert Shwartzman beat his team-mate and European Formula 3 championship leader Mick Schumacher to victory in the final race of the Red Bull Ring weekend.
Schumacher, who had won the previous five F3 races and seized the championship lead away from Red Bull Formula 1 junior Daniel Ticktum in the process, started the third race of the weekend from pole.
However, Shwartzman delivered a fast start from second on the grid and was able to claim the race lead on the inside at Turn 1.
The Prema racing pair were able to build a sizeable 7.9-second lead over third-placed Jonathan Aberdein.
While Schumacher was a constant threat in Shwartzman’s mirrors, the Russian was faultless to seal his first win of the 2018 season.
With Shwartzman and Schumacher’s one-two, along with team-mates Marcus Armstrong in fifth and Ralf Aron in ninth, Prema sealed the F3 teams’ championship with a round to spare.
Schumacher was able to extend his drivers’ championship lead to 49 points over Ticktum, who in turn battled from seventh on the grid to finish in fourth.
The Motopark driver climbed to fifth at the start before passing Armstrong for fourth place with a bold move at the inside of the high-speed Turn 6.
Ticktum then applied considerable pressure to his team-mate Aberdein in an attempt to secure his first podium of the weekend. However, Aberdein held on to third place by 0.5s at the chequered flag.
Ferdinand Habsburg in sixth and Jehan Daruvala in seventh had to battle passed Aron mid-way through the 33-minute race.
After losing out to the Carlin pair, Aron slipped to ninth by the end of the race as Juri Vips made a late-race move for eighth.
Vips had lost several places early on after having been forced wide by Aron at Turn 6, dipping two-wheel sin the gravel, on the opening lap.
Alex Palou, who finished the race in 10th, performed a similar move on Sacha Fenestraz at the same corner while the pair duelled over 11th later on.
Fenestraz lost two places in the incident. He later retired with a mechanical issue while running in 13th.