Holding his position but some way behind the leading pair, Philipp Baron and Daniele di Amato, Sam put on a strong defence of P3, only to have to make a premature pitstop after only just a few laps due to a mechanical issue. After a frustratingly long wait in the pits, Sam finally emerged from the pit lane three laps down on his original position.
Sam re-joined the contest behind Philipp Baron's 488. He had a battle on his hands to make any progress in the race at all, his only hope being that Baron and di Amato's progress may be slowed by encountering traffic in the race.
In the 10th lap Sam managed to overtake Turkish driver, Ekinci but with P1 and P2 already three laps ahead there was insufficient time for Sam to make up the gap and so he finished in last position.
Sunday was a new opportunity for the Stratstone Team to make up for the bad luck in the previous day's race. Wanting to put the disappointment of Saturday behind him, Sam threw himself into the qualifying round for Race 2 on Sunday. Achieving a time of 2:04.952 in his 9th lap of 10, he qualified P3.
At the start of the race, Sam quickly overtook Daniele di Amato, moving into second place. Immediately though, the Italian gave chase, sitting on Sam's tail. di Amato retook his place but having been adjudged to have made an illegal manoeuvre, was forced to relinquish the second spot to the Brit once more. A fierce dog fight played out over the next few laps with Sam ultimately being overtaken once more by the Italian.
As Grossman piled on the pressure from P4 Sam looked to have his work cut out and he eventually collided with Palle Kjaersgaard. The Dane was unable to finish the race and left Sam once again with too little time to regain his position with him ultimately finishing in P13 out of a total of 15 cars.
After the weekend, Sam's Stratstone Team still sits an impressive 3rd in the Driver's Championship with a season score of 105 points to date. Meanwhile, Baron and di Amato have further stretched their lead with 169 and 126 points, respectively. The final two races of the season take place at Mugello and Imola.
This was followed by the F1 Clienti, featuring Ferrari Formula One cars of yesteryear including Rubens Barrichello's car and a number of other classic Ferrari racing cars.
Overall the weekend was a fitting finale to Ferrari's 70th Anniversary celebrations, with some great racing and some even greater cars on display.