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Austrian GP: Best of team radio

Selected radio transcriptions from the Austrian Grand Prix weekend, where Red Bull ended Mercedes' winning streak in 2019 Formula 1 season.

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Austrian GP: Best of team radio

Russell is informed of a fast-approaching Kvyat in qualifying - but perhaps a little too late

Russell is informed of a fast-approaching Kvyat in qualifying - but perhaps a little too late
1/11

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Williams to Russell: “Kvyat on a timed, just watch out, he’s going through corner now.”
Kvyat to Toro Rosso: “What the **** was that!? I almost killed someone! Whoever that was needs a penalty. Unbelievable. ******* idiot.”

Leclerc takes pole for Ferrari

Leclerc takes pole for Ferrari
2/11

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Team: “P1, P1.”
Leclerc: “Come on, baby! Yes! Aah! Feels good! It feels good! It feels good on the other hand I’m very sorry for the team for what happened to Seb. But yeah thank you.”

Magnussen celebrates fifth in qualifying

Magnussen celebrates fifth in qualifying
3/11

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Magnussen: “How’s that? How’s that? How’s that!?”
Team: “P5, P5, P5.”
Magnussen: “Woohooo! Wohoo! Hahah woooaaah! Hahaha. ****. Love that! Good job.”
Team: “OK, save fuel Kevin, save fuel.”
Magnussen: “I will, I will. Aaah!”
Team: "Wow. Unreal."

Grosjean complains of lack of grip in the race

Grosjean complains of lack of grip in the race
4/11

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Grosejan: “I feel like it’s raining. I’ve got no grip, no grip.”

Norris after overtaking Ricciardo

Norris after overtaking Ricciardo
5/11

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Team: “Fantastic job, fantastic job mate. Lando, if you can just hold Ricciardo in your DRS. Hold him to allow to have DRS, as long as he can’t pass you.”
Norris: “You mean like forever?”

Verstappen gets a motivational boost after passing Vettel

Verstappen gets a motivational boost after passing Vettel
6/11

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Team: “Get him, boy!”
Verstappen: “Yes boys, come on!”
Team: “Yes boys indeed.”

Leclerc wants no interference while he is being chased by Verstappen

Leclerc wants no interference while he is being chased by Verstappen
7/11

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Team: “Verstappen behind, one second.”
Leclerc: “Leave me alone.”

Verstappen and Leclerc’s initial reaction to the lead-changing pass

Verstappen and Leclerc’s initial reaction to the lead-changing pass
8/11

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Verstappen: “He turned in on me.”
Red Bull to Verstappen: “Mate, there was nothing with that mate, nothing wrong with that.”
Leclerc: “What the hell is that?”

Raikkonen is asked to pass the car in front or let Bottas - who is a lap ahead - through

Raikkonen is asked to pass the car in front or let Bottas - who is a lap ahead - through
9/11

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Team: “Try to attack him now, if not we have to let Bottas through.”
Raikkonen: “Yeah but the Mercedes is not coming [at] full speed.”
Team: “I know they are barely the same pace than you, that’s a problem.”
Raikkonen: “Well *** sake, come on, Mercedes.”
Team: “Let him through, let him through, let him through.”
Raikkonen: “But he’s not ****** coming. That’s the issue.”

Verstappen and Red Bull celebrate victory

Verstappen and Red Bull celebrate victory
10/11

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Team: “And that my friend is two in two, two in two! Absolutely class of the field. Awesome!”
Verstappen: “Yes boys, come on! Yes. Wow mate hahaha. Woah! Who would have thought that after lap 1!? Ha ha. Great job boys. We’re definitely catching them. Good job! Great job all weekend!”

Last-to-points drive for Sainz

Last-to-points drive for Sainz
11/11

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Team: “Yes Carlos! Yes! P8, P8 from P19 on the grid.”
Sainz: “Aay yai yai yai! Aay yai yai yai! Wooo! Aay yai yai! Woah that was tense. Good job guys! Incredible pace. Who would have thought that we would have fought for P6 with that pace!? Incredible! Wooo!”
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