Gallery: Best radio transmissions from the Chinese GP

Motorsport.com brings you the some of the best and funniest radio conversations from the Chinese GP

Gallery: Best radio transmissions from the Chinese GP
'Animal' Alonso
'Animal' Alonso
1/13

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Alonso: “Not much to improve. I pushed like an animal.”
Alonso's reaction after being asked to use the drinks bottle
Alonso's reaction after being asked to use the drinks bottle
2/13

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Team: "Remember to drink, Fernando."
Alonso"I don't need any f------ drinks! It's enough concentration to keep the car on the track, you know, forget the drinks!"
Raikkonen complains about engine issue
Raikkonen complains about engine issue
3/13

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Raikkonen: “I don’t know what happened with my engine. I have zero torque.”
Alonso hits back
Alonso hits back
4/13

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Team: “Fernando for reference Sainz is quickest on track.”
Alonso: “I’m quickest on track in the corners.”
Raikkonen complains about more power issues
Raikkonen complains about more power issues
5/13

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Raikkonen: “What the hell is happening on exit of 12? I have no power if I don’t push the K1.”
Team: “Understood, I’ll check.”
Hamilton about tyre wear
Hamilton about tyre wear
6/13

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Hamilton: “We’re going to go to the end on this tyre, right? It’s quite harsh on this front-left tyre.”
Team: “Copy, we’re flexible.”
Fernando Alonso on Bottas
Fernando Alonso on Bottas
7/13

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Alonso: “Has Bottas had some car damage? Or he’s running normal pace?”
Team: “No damage that we’re aware of. Our pace is a little bit better than we expected.”
Alonso: “How he can be behind us? Unbelievable.”
Raikkonen unhappy over timing of his stop
Raikkonen unhappy over timing of his stop
8/13

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Raikkonen: “Why didn’t you stop when I asked you? Then if we know that we’re going to stop two times probably everybody else apart from me.”
Team: “We think this is the best chance is to go to the end. Copy on your message though.”
Raikkonen: I have so poor front end [censored by FOM] they’re just going to catch me so easy. I cannot push in the front. So where are we going to finish? I have no front end and it’s 20 laps to go. So…”
Team: “Our current prediction is P3 if we don’t stop. We think Seb’s going to come through but the others will be behind.”
Raikkonen continues...
Raikkonen continues...
9/13

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Raikkonen: “How much faster the guys are behind?”
Team: “So Vettel did 36.9.”
Raikkonen: “We’re almost three seconds slower and you still think it’s good to stay out? It’s only going to get more worse.”
Team: “Understood. Verstappen 37.6, Ricciardo 37.6.”
Raikkonen: “It’s still 18 laps to go and the front is already seriously bad. Really bad on the left front.”
Team: “Understood Kimi, understood.”
Raikkonen: “Because somebody else behind even the Red Bulls will pass us we don’t stop. Come on.”
Team: “Box this lap, Kimi, box this lap.”
Verstappen shows discontent after being held up by Grosjean
Verstappen shows discontent after being held up by Grosjean
10/13

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Verstappen: “Tell Grosjean to move out of the way, please, he just stays in front.”
Team: “Copy.”
Verstappen: “It’s ridiculous, mate, I’m losing grip.”
Verstappen: “Can you please keep telling Charlie [Whiting, FIA Race director]. This is pretty ridiculous.”
When Mercedes accidentally referred Bottas as Rosberg
When Mercedes accidentally referred Bottas as Rosberg
11/13

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Team: “So we still have potential for P4 here, Nico, er Valtteri.”
Vettel and Ferrari after finishing second
Vettel and Ferrari after finishing second
12/13

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Team: “P2 Sebastian. Well done, solid race. Nice moves out there.”
Vettel: “Yeah I enjoyed that one. Grazie a tutti. Grande lavoro. That was a bit unlucky. I think we did the right thing but obviously there was the Safety Car straight away. But it felt like in the mixed conditions it felt like we were the quicker. We were the quicker, man, we were the quicker! But we couldn’t prove that one. Next time we will. Grazie.”
Team: “Bravo Sebastian, bravo bravo bravo
Lewis Hamilton after winning the race
Lewis Hamilton after winning the race
13/13

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Team: “Get in there, Lewis. That’s a great race mate. Absolute masterclass. Really well managed mate. really good job.”
Hamilton: “Well managed from you too man. Thank you so much for all your efforts guys. Everyone has really worked hard for this. Got to keep pushing.”
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