Valtteri Bottas wins at Australian Grand Prix 2019

Valtteri Bottas wins at Australian Grand Prix 2019

We finally today saw the Bottas we were looking for as Bottas captured his first win after 21 winless races and Lewis Hamilton today was overtaken in the first lap to his teammate (Bottas) and once again he missed the win and finished second today like his previous three season opener races (2016, 2017, and 2018) and Hamilton’s last win came in 2016 Aus. Prix which is sadly his only win from his 11 years of racing career. Kimi Raikkonen brings Alfa Romeo’s first point of the season for by finishing 8th and securing 4 points from the race and fellow teammate Antonio Giovinazzi finished 15th and Williams yet again missed out for points (like 2018 Aus. Prix) as both drivers missed out for points George Russell and Robert Kubica finishing 16th and 17th respectively.

Max Verstappen squeezed in for third place between Mercedes and Ferrari in which Mercedes got first and second (Bottas and Lewis Hamilton) and Ferrari getting a satisfactory fourth, fifth (Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc) after he overtook Max Verstappen was passed by Charles Leclerc in turn two who then proceeded to battle his teammate Sebastian Vettel on turn three to get a double overtake in lap 31 and getting the podium of the season.
The newly converted Racing Point F1 team from (Force India) got their first point of the season through Lance Stroll’s ninth place finish (1 point) and teammate Sergio Perez missed out for the points after 13th place finish and another team with a single driver getting point was Renault whose driver Nico Hulkenberg finished 7th. Three retirements were seen in the race, Haas-Ferrari’s Romain Grosjean, Renault’s Daniel Ricciardio and McLaren-Renault’s Carlos Sainz Jr. and Robert Kubica could had been the fourth driver on the list after sustaining a front wing damage on lap 1 and recovered through pits and thereafter he didn’t get any damage and finished last on the grid (17th).

Bottas was really focussed and fast as he got three fastest laps in the succession before getting the last one on lap 57 with 1:25.580 and got a bonus point (1 point) after the change in rules in which drivers who finish inside top ten and manages a fastest lap then the driver and the constructor will get an extra point so, yesterday Bottas got the maximum points (25 points) and also an extra point to a total of 26 points for himself and 44 to Mercedes instead of 43.

Results of 2019 Australian Grand Prix:
Pos.      Driver                                 Constructor
1.          Valtteri Bottas                     Mercedes
2.         Lewis Hamilton                    Mercedes
3.          Max Verstappen                 Red Bull Racing-Honda         
4.          Sebastian Vettel                 Ferrari
5.          Charles Leclerc                  Ferrari          
6.          Kevin Magnussen               Haas-Ferrari   
7.          Nico Hulkenberg                 Renault
8.          Kimi Raikkonen                   Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari
9.          Lance Stroll                         Racing Point-BWT Mercedes
10.        Daniil Kvyat                         Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda
11.        Pierre Gasly                         Red Bull Racing-Honda       
12.        Lando Norris                        McLaren-Renault     
13.        Sergio Pérez                        Racing Point-BWT Mercedes           
14.        Alexander Albon                  Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda
15.        Antonio Giovinazzi               Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari
16.        George Russell                   Williams-Mercedes
17.        Robert Kubica                     Williams-Mercedes
Ret.       Romain Grosjean               Haas-Ferrari
Ret.       Daniel Ricciardio                Renault          
Ret.       Carlos Sainz Jr.                  McLaren-Renault.
Next grand prix will be on 31st March at Sakhir, Bahrain on Bahrain International Circuit.

March 18, 2019

Qualifying Results: Australian Grand Prix 2019

Qualifying Results: Australian Grand Prix 2019

Lewis Hamilton fastest in the qualifying by finishing at time of 1m.20s.486 for Q3 and will seat in the front of the grid after capturing pole position on Saturday. Valtteri Bottas and Sebastian Vettel were the remaining two to start for front three and fellow team mate of Vettel, Charles Leclerc manages to finish 5th in the qualifying who previously droved for Sauber in his debut season (2018).

Last year McLaren missed out the top ten in Australian GP 2019 but not this time as from two drivers one managed to finish at 8th and inside top ten, Lando Norris and talking about HAAS F1 team then we get an identical result of 6th, 7th yesterday same as 2018 Aus. qualifying but the only difference we saw from previous qualifying (2018) is the replace in position as in 2018 Kevin Magnussen was 6th, Romain Grosjean was 7th and yesterday Grosjean was 6th, and Magnussen was 7th.
One driver from top four teams Ferrari, Petronas AMG Mercedes, Aston Martin Red Bull Honda, and McLaren managed to finish inside top ten and from the four, two managed to finish not only inside the top ten but in top five namely Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas getting 1st and
2nd (Mercedes AMG) and Sebastian Vettal, Charles Leclerc getting 3rd and 5th (Scuderia Ferrari).

The 2019 Australian Grand Prix will see the return of Alfa Romeo in F1 after 34 years of disappearance and will compete for the 2019 Drivers and Constructors World Championship after Sauber announced that the team will rename to Alfa Romeo Racing for this season (2019) and yesterday Alfa Romeo finished inside the top 15 for the grid (Kimi Raikkonen 9th and Antonio Giovinazzi 14th).

Below are the 2019 Aus. Prix Qualifying Results:

Name:                                                 Teams:
1. Lewis Hamilton (GBR)                     Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport 1m20.486s
2. Valtteri Bottas (FIN)                        Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport + 0.112s
3. Sebastian Vettel (GER)                   Scuderia Ferrari + 0.704s
4. Max Verstappen (NED)                   Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Honda + 0.834s
5. Charles Leclerc (MON)                    Scuderia Ferrari + 0.956s
6. Romain Grosjean (FRA)                  Rich Energy Haas F1 Team + 1.340s
7. Kevin Magnussen (DEN)                 Rich Energy Haas F1 Team + 1.613s
8. Lando Norris (GBR)                         McLaren F1 Team + 1.818s
9. Kimi Raikkonen (ITA)                      Alfa Romeo Racing + 1.828s
10. Sergio Perez (MEX)                       SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team + 2.295s
-- Q2 CUTOFF 1m22.532s --
11. Nico Hulkenberg (GER)                Renault F1 Team 1m22.562s
12. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS)                 Renault F1 Team 1m22.570s
13. Alexander Albon (THA)                Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda 1m22.636s
14. Antonio Giovinazzi (ITA)              Alfa Romeo Racing 1m22.714s
15. Daniil Kvyat (RUS)                         Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda 1m22.774s
-- Q1 CUTOFF 1m22.966s --
16. Lance Stroll (CAN)                        SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team 1m23.017s
17. Pierre Gasly (FRA)                       Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Honda 1m23.020s
18. Carlos Sainz (ESP)                        McLaren F1 Team 1m23.084s
19. George Russell (GBR)                 ROKiT Williams Racing 1m24.360s
20. Robert Kubica (POL)                   ROKiT Williams Racing 1m26.067s

The 2019 Australian Grand Prix will start from 5:10 GMT at Albert Park, Melbourne.  

March 17, 2019

Jehan Daruvala signs with Prema Motorsport:

Jehan Daruvala signs with Prema Motorsport:

2019 Formula 3 season is a six months away with Teams transferring current drivers and acquiring new ones, which is the case of Jehan Daruvala who changed his team from Carlin Motorsport to Pertamina Prema Theodore Racing or just Prema Theodore Racing Team for next season.

Jehan had successful tenure season as Formula 2 driver where he won three races and stood on the podium for a record 11 times and finished second in 2016 Toyota Racing Series while driving with M2 Competition and next year when Jehan decided to shift to Formula 3 and the first contract he signed was of Carlin.
Formula 3 European Championship semed perfect as he raced straight 30 races for Carlin and finished second in the Rookie cup only behind Rookie of the Year (Londa Norris) and people won't believe today that he was ranked above, this year champion Mick Schumacher in his first season as a Formula 3 rookie. 

This year's season was quiet good for Jehan with four podiums and an amazing win at SPA (Belgium) and he ended the season by ranked 10th out of 26 drivers and best thing Jehan did was that he outclassed all his five teammates  as Ameya Vaidyanathan, Sacha Fenestraz , Julian Hanses, Nikita Troitskiy, and Ferdinand Habsburg were all behind him in ranking and points with Sacha Fenestraz being the closest on 11th position which was an unbelievable achievement for Jehan.

Jehan's teammate for 2019 season is New Zealander Marcus Armstrong  who changed his class from Italian Formula 4 to Formula 3 and will race under same team name (Prema Motorsports) while the difference is only team and class as earlier he raced for Prema Powerteam  in Formula 4 and now will race with Prema  Theodore Racing for Formula 3.
The inaugural season of Formula 3 Championship will begin from 2019 Spanish Grand Prix in 11 May. 
We here, at DKT Sports wish Jehan best of luck for a career changing move.

December 06, 2018

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