Chinese contender Zhou Guanyu started from pole position and earned his maiden Formula 2 feature race victory at the Bahrain International Circuit on March 28.
"The victory is for everyone who has been supporting me," Zhou wrote on his Chinese social media account. "This is a long and tough journey but I will keep at it and push my limits until I reach the top."
Starting on hard tires, he was overtaken on the first corner and dropped to fifth place. But he narrowed the gap after he switched to soft tires and claimed the lead on turn four with only five laps remaining.
"What a race," Zhou said on the podium. "We kept our heads…[and I] took my chances to move forward! Just so happy!"