Brazilian GP: Best of team radio

Recap the Brazilian Grand Prix with selected radio messages from the Formula 1 race.

Vettel’s now-famous message about a loose screw

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Vettel: “There’s something loose between my legs, apart from the obvious. So something flying around my feet.”
Team: “OK, copy.”
Vettel: “Yeah , around my feet, I mean. I’d be proud if it was what you think it is, but it’s not.”

Vettel was furious to be called for a weight check in middle of qualifying

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Vettel: “They want me stop at FIA bridge.”
Vettel: *asks to clear way*
Team: “They are asking to move, yeah.”
Vettel: “Hop, speed up. C’mon speed up.”

Leclerc stays out on track regardless of rain and books a spot in Q3

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Leclerc: “It’s raining. Raining too much. Raining too much. ****.”
Team: “Copy. then quali in, quali in, box this lap, box this lap.”
Leclerc: “No, no, no. I want to stay out. We go more one and I try.”
Leclerc: “Wow, what a lap. I’m happy this time.”

Alonso makes his frustration clear on the radio

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Team: “Okay, Fernando box to overtake. How’s the balance?”
Alonso: “I don’t know!”
Team: “Stop, stop, stop. And the other Williams of Stroll is just leaving the pitlane now.”
Alonso: “No more radio for the rest of the race.”

Ericsson has to retire after impressive qualifying effort

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Ericsson: “I need to box.”
Team: “OK, copy.”
Ericsson: “I cannot drive this.”
Team: “Copy, copy”

Verstappen is applauded after passing Hamilton for the lead

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Team: “Get in there, my son. Get in there. Ok, let’s get a gap to him. You’ve done everything you needed to.”

Verstappen and Ocon crash

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Verstappen: “I have this Force India behind me, pushing.”
Red Bull: “Yeah, he’s out on fresh supers.”
Verstappen: “What a**** idiot. What a **idiot.”
Red Bull: “Calm yourself down mate for the moment, Max.”
Verstappen: “Yeah, I may have some floor damage. *****.”
Ocon: “I don’t think I need to comment on what happened. Didn’t leave me space there.”
Force India: “Yeah, yeah, you were ahead and he didn’t leave you space, I understand.”

Hartley and Gasly team orders saga

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Team to Hartley: “Driver swap, driver swap.”
Hartley: “He didn’t do it. What’s going on guys?”
Team to Hartley: “Turn 4, driver swap, turn 4.”
Team to Gasly: “Driver swap, turn 4. Now, we need to do it. Stay in front of Sainz.”
Gasly: “But I can’t, they’re *** to close. Can’t you see?”
Hartley: “Mate if you’re gonna let me by, what the *** is going on? Mate he’s holding me so much.”
Team to Hartley: “Get close to him.”
Hartley: “Mate I’m right up his ***.”
Team to Gasly: “You have to leave Hartley by as soon as possible.”
Gasly: “Explain me why we cannot race? It’s not like we are fighting for the win.“

Hamilton and Mercedes celebrate constructors’ crown

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Team: “Yes, that’s it, Lewis. That’s the double mate. Mercedes AMG Petronas world champs. Lewis hamilton world champ.”
Hamilton: “Yes, that’s what I’m talking about guys. What an amazing frickin’ year for you guys, I’m so proud. I’m so grateful I could do this for you today. What an amazing accomplishment, couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you.”
Wolff: “Lewis we are double world champions, driver world champion and constructor world champion. What a race. Congratulations.”
Hamilton: “I better see you all when I get back. Come on.”

Verstappen gives out warning on the in-lap

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Team: “Hey, I don’t know what to say mate. I do not know what to say about that.”
Verstappen: “Yeah, I know what to say. I hope he….I can’t find him now in the paddock because then he has a ****.“

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