Ericsson soon came under pressure from Razia, who passed the Swedish driver on lap 3. Ericsson then had Rio Haryanto on his tail who passed him when Ericsson ran wide, before being passed by Gutiérrez on lap 6. Gutiérrez then closed the gap between himself and Haryanto, and passed him for 3rd position a lap later. Ericsson kept slipping down the field, as Davide Valsecchi passed him on lap 8, as did Felipe Nasr on lap 11. Valsecchi was then able to get passed Haryanto, before closing in on Gutiérrez and passing him on lap 17.
Toward the end of the race Dillmann's rear tyres were worn, causing Dillmann to slide across the track, and allowing Razia to reduce the gap between them. Despite being all over the back of Dillmann, Razia was unable to pass the French driver, who won by less than 2-tenths of a second, with Valsechhi finishing 3rd. The fastest lap was set by Jolyon Palmer, who finished 22nd.
Results of the Bahrain Sprint Race
|19.||Giedo van der Garde||+1:02.632|
|R.||Johnny Cecotto, Jr.||Retired|
1 Simon Trummer classified as he completed 90% of the race winner's distance