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Monaco GP: Best of team radio

Selection of team radio transcripts from the Monaco Grand Prix, the sixth round of 2019 Formula 1 season.

Monaco GP: Best of team radio

Raikkonen was impeded in practice by a Force...Racing Point car

Raikkonen was impeded in practice by a Force...Racing Point car
1/12

Photo by: Gareth Harford

Raikkonen: “Yeah, I have that Force India or whatever the **** it’s called.”

Grosjean was baulked by Gasly in Q2

Grosjean was baulked by Gasly in Q2
2/12

Photo by: Dom Romney / Motorsport Images

Team: “OK, watch for Verstappen behind.”
Grosjean: “***** ****** ******. Mate, what? Honestly people don’t give a *****! Have I got time for one more [lap]?”
Team: “We cannot, we cannot.”
Grosjean: “No, serious?”

Hamilton takes pole

Hamilton takes pole
3/12

Photo by: Dom Romney / Motorsport Images

Team: “Well Lewis, that’s pole position mate. What a hectic session.”
Hamilton: “That’s what I’m talking about! Wooo! Yes!”

Magnussen took the best of the rest spot in qualifying

Magnussen took the best of the rest spot in qualifying
4/12

Photo by: Andy Hone / Motorsport Images

Team: “OK, chequered flag, chequered flag. Really good lap. P6, P6.”
Magnussen: “Come on, come on, come on. Yesss baby! Wooohooo! Great job guys! I **** hit the wall, ***** damaged the front wing. You guys just sort it out. Legends! ******. Legends!”
Team: “You held it together. Brilliant, brilliant! Perfect qualifying by you, great job.”

Bottas and Verstappen had a run-in in the pitlane

Bottas and Verstappen had a run-in in the pitlane
5/12

Photo by: Glenn Dunbar / Motorsport Images

Team: “Let us know if you have any damage.”
Bottas: “I don’t know, but he pushed me to the wall.”
Vettel: “It got a bit hairy between those two in the pitlane. The...it was a very aggressive release from Red Bull. Fair...but then I think Max should have given him a bit more room ‘cause Bottas had nowhere to go.”

Kubica is instructed to push towards the end of his stint

Kubica is instructed to push towards the end of his stint
6/12

Photo by: Jerry Andre / Motorsport Images

Team: “OK Robert, so we can push on this set, bring it in. Currently George is the quickest car in free air.”
Kubica: “Paul, I already know what to do.”

Raikkonen has another moment with Stroll in the race

Raikkonen has another moment with Stroll in the race
7/12

Photo by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images

Raikkonen: “Again he just ***** drives into me.”
Team: “We saw it, Kimi. We saw it. We have the onboard”.

Hamilton’s repeated complains about tyres

Hamilton’s repeated complains about tyres
8/12

Photo by: Gareth Harford

Hamilton: “We are going to lose this race, Bono. I can’t look after these tyres anymore. They are dead.”
Team: “So Lewis, just thinking about it, if we manage the same pace as the cars in front and you can still hold Verstappen behind.”
Hamilton: “I can’t keep the car behind, Bono. Can you not see that?”
*later*
Hamilton: “I don’t know what you were thinking when you kept these tyres on man. You need to hope for a miracle.”

Verstappen is given a power boost

Verstappen is given a power boost
9/12

Photo by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images

Team to Verstappen: “Mode 7, when you’re ready, Max. Mode 7 to the end.”
Team to Hamilton: “Verstappen has been given more power, you have overtake available.”
Hamilton: “Oh, that’s great news.”

Hamilton and Verstappen make contact at the chicane

Hamilton and Verstappen make contact at the chicane
10/12

Photo by: Hasan Bratic / Motorsport Images

Team: “That was a good effort mate.”
Verstappen: “Yeah, just turns in...I’m trying to overtake.”

Hamilton holds off Verstappen to win

Hamilton holds off Verstappen to win
11/12

Photo by: Glenn Dunbar / Motorsport Images

Team: “Get in there, Lewis! That one's for Niki mate! That one's for Niki!”
Wolff: “Lewis, that was a victory worth Niki. Well done! Unbelievable job! Congratulations!”
Hamilton: “He definitely made that one hard for me. And that one's definitely for Niki.”
Team: “Yeah sorry about that, Lewis, but mate, that was a worthy drive.”

Sainz and McLaren celebrate sixth place finish

Sainz and McLaren celebrate sixth place finish
12/12

Photo by: Joe Portlock / Motorsport Images

Team: “Well done, Carlos! Well done! P6, fantastic drive!”
Sainz: “Yeah, Great job guys! I did a great job at the start. You did it on the strategy. So thank you. What a team! What a team!”
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