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Japanese GP: Best of team radio

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Japanese GP: Best of team radio
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Oct 9, 2018, 7:02 AM

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

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Hamilton was clearly enjoying Mercedes’ pace advantage on Friday

Hamilton was clearly enjoying Mercedes’ pace advantage on Friday
1/11

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Hamilton: “This track is awesome!”
Team: “Glad you’re enjoying it.”
Hamilton: “I’m having the best day.”

Strong qualifying result for Toro Rosso on Honda’s home turf

Strong qualifying result for Toro Rosso on Honda’s home turf
2/11

Photo by: Andy Hone / Motorsport Images

Team: “We are P6, Gasly is P7. Good job, Brendon.”
Hartley: “Awesome guys, well done. Really happy. A lot of hard work from Honda and everyone on the team. Mega. thank you.”

Raikkonen and Verstappen state their side of the story after first lap crash

Raikkonen and Verstappen state their side of the story after first lap crash
3/11

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Raikkonen: “He just drive into me completely.”
Ferrari: “We saw kimi, we saw.”
Red Bull: “So you’ve been given a five-second penalty. Been given a five-second penalty for leaving the track and not returning safely.”
Verstappen: “What the *** honestly. I tried to do the best I could. He drives around the outside. He could have just easily waited for me...to come back.”

Leclerc and Magnussen clash on lap 2

Leclerc and Magnussen clash on lap 2
4/11

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Leclerc: “Magnussen is and will always be stupid. It’s a fact. A shame.”
Magnussen: “The car is ****** guys.”

Contact with Verstappen leaves Vettel down the order

Contact with Verstappen leaves Vettel down the order
5/11

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Vettel: “Is it believable what this guy is doing? I don’t think so. Where is he thinking he can go?”
Verstappen: “What the **** is he thinking to overtake there? So ******* stupid.”

Hamilton wants more regular updates from the team

Hamilton wants more regular updates from the team
6/11

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Hamilton: “Have you gone for a break, Bono? ‘Cause I haven’t had an update for a while.“
Team: “Yeah, I’m back now, Lewis.”

Leclerc has to retire from the race

Leclerc has to retire from the race
7/11

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Leclerc: “Aah, there’s something broken. Something is broken. Woahh. No, I didn’t touch the wall. Yeah, something broke.”

Grosjean wasn’t too happy to lose a position to Perez right after VSC ended

Grosjean wasn’t too happy to lose a position to Perez right after VSC ended
8/11

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Team: “OK, gap to Perez 1.7s. Let’s stay within five in case he gets a penalty.”
Grosjean: “Yeah, I know he needs to give the position now.”

Hamilton and Mercedes celebrate win

Hamilton and Mercedes celebrate win
9/11

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Hamilton: “Woohoo. Guys man. I love you guys. I love driving the car. I love this track. I hope you guys are not getting bored of this because I’m definitely not!”
Team: “Never grow tired, Lewis. Never grow tired. Yeah, you guys are looking good out there.”
Hamilton: “Yeah, the Silver Arrows in formation...he he he.”
Team: “Yeah, what a team.”

Horner comes on team radio to speak to Verstappen

Horner comes on team radio to speak to Verstappen
10/11

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Horner: “Well done, Max. It was a very strong drive to get that in spite of the penalty. Very very strong. I doubt you’re too popular with Ferrari and the Italians today.”
Verstappen: “Yeah, well that’s not my problem. They went too aggressive.”

Vettel explains risky move

Vettel explains risky move
11/11

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Vettel: “OK, not much to say. I think enough’s been said. I don’t know. If I dont go for that gap and that gap was there then might as well stay at home. Sorry for the result.”

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Author Rachit Thukral