Nyck also made a strong start to the weekend in the first qualifying session on Saturday. He clocked the second-fastest time in his group and progressed to the semi-finals, which earned him third place on the grid just behind Stoffel.
Nyck defended his position at the start and stayed in close pursuit of the two leaders. In the closing stages, he was caught up in a thrilling scrap with Nick Cassidy for third place, which he successfully defended through to the chequered flag.
This was quite an achievement, as his car was carrying damaged sustained in a brush with the wall: "After that, the steering and rear-left suspension were bent, which caused me to really struggle with the car's balance, especially in the right-hand turns. It was a real battle all the way to the finish."
Nyck was subsequently handed a retrospective five-second time penalty for defending his position on the straight with more than one move going into Turn 1. This demoted him from P3 to P6.