Arenas, Öncü and Binder were now over a second behind Garcia, but at the front, Garcia and Arbolino had reeled in Fernandez. The gap was now nothing and Arbolino knew that this was huge for the Championship. As things stood with Arbolino P2 and Arenas P4, the gap between them was 16 points heading into the final race. And at this stage, Arenas, Öncü and Binder were 1.5 seconds away from the podium fight and it looked like it was Fernandez vs Arbolino vs Garcia for the 25 points. Incidentally, Fernandez – with a win and Arenas 4th – would sit 27 points off. If something happened to Arenas, Fernandez was still a title contender.