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Russian GP: Best of team radio

Selected radio messages from the Russian Grand Prix, including the full transcript of Ferrari's unsuccessful attempt to impose team orders.

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Russian GP: Best of team radio

Gasly has a run-in with Kvyat in practice

Gasly has a run-in with Kvyat in practice
1/11

Photo by: Joe Portlock / Motorsport Images

Gasly: “Well that was really stupid. He almost smashed the front wing.”
Kvyat: “Sorry, I didn’t see him.”

Leclerc scores fourth straight pole

Leclerc scores fourth straight pole
2/11

Photo by: Andy Hone / Motorsport Images

Leclerc :”*****. I completely ***** the last sector.”
Team: “We see that. Mode charge and you are P1.”
Leclerc: “Aah. yeah. Thank you very much.”

Leclerc is informed that Ferrari will swap cars after Vettel takes early lead

Leclerc is informed that Ferrari will swap cars after Vettel takes early lead
3/11

Photo by: Andy Hone / Motorsport Images

Team: “We are looking into the swap further into the race.”
Leclerc: “Yeah yeah no problems. This I understand.”

Grosjean, Ricciardo and Giovinazzi collide on the opening lap

Grosjean, Ricciardo and Giovinazzi collide on the opening lap
4/11

Photo by: Joe Portlock / Motorsport Images

Haas to Grosejan: “Are you OK? Are you OK?”
Grosjean: “Yeah, someone **** crashed into me. We do all of this for the weekend just to get **** crashed.”
Haas: “I know mate I know.”
Grosjean: “*******”
Giovinazzi: “I was like sandwich for two cars!”

Team orders controversy erupts at Ferrari

Team orders controversy erupts at Ferrari
5/11

Photo by: Jerry Andre / Motorsport Images

Team to Leclerc: “Sebastian will let you by next lap.”
Vettel: “I would have got him anyways, but let’s break away for another two laps. Let me know.”
Team to Vettel: “And let Charles by.”
Vettel: “Need to tell him to close up.”
Leclerc: "You put me behind, I respected everything... We'll speak later, but now it’s difficult to close the gap, obviously."
Team to Vettel: “He's trying to close the gap, let him by, he's 1.4 behind.”
Team to Vettel: “We are looking to Plan C, Charles 1.9 behind.”
Team to Vettel: “You are the fastest car on track, head down, you're doing well.”
Team to Leclerc: “Charles, we will do the swap a bit later on. Lewis is a bit close and we wanna push now . just focus on your race. Thank you.”
Leclerc: “I completely understand. The only thing is that I respected, I gave you the slipstream. No problems. And then I tried to push at the beginning of the race but I overheated the tyres. But anyway it’s no problems.”

Vettel retires

Vettel retires
6/11

Photo by: Simon Galloway / Motorsport Images

Vettel: “We’ve got no [MGU-]K. got no K.”
Team: “Yeah, we’ve seen it. We’ve seen it. Box. Stop the car now. Stop the car.”
Vettel: “Are you serious? Bring back the ***** V12s!”

Perez passes Magnussen, who is forced to take the escape road

Perez passes Magnussen, who is forced to take the escape road
7/11

Photo by: Zak Mauger / Motorsport Images

Perez: “I hope you liked that one man!”
Team: “Checo we never had a doubt!”
Magnussen: ”I couldn't take both of the things [bollards] in turns 2. It’s too dangerous.”
Team: “It’s OK, it’s OK. Understood. We’ll report it. Its OK, it’s OK.”

Hamilton celebrates race win

Hamilton celebrates race win
8/11
Team: “Get in there, Lewis! What a race! That’s the race win and fastest lap. P1 , P2 for the silver arrows!”
Hamilton: “What an effort guys! What an incredible job! Thank you so much everyone! That’s exactly what we needed! We never give up! Come on! They don’t wanna know this! Come on! Whoooo!”

Another strong points haul for Sainz

Another strong points haul for Sainz
9/11

Photo by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images

Team: “Yes Carlos, chequered flag. Get in! P6. P6 baby!”
Sainz: “Good job guys. Solid. Very solid.”
Team: “Yeah, good job, Carlos! Well done! How does that song go?”
Sainz: “I don’t know, it was smooth operator! But you know what came to my mind? Go go squeeze!”
Team: “What ? hahahah.”

Norris finishes eighth in the other McLaren

Norris finishes eighth in the other McLaren
10/11

Photo by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images

Team: “And Lando your radio timed out towards the end. I think you said were looking forward to sushi in Japan, right?”
Norris IIIII. Ermm. Well I mean if you want me to ...to be ill. Terminally! Terminally ill! Then then sushi it is.”

Magnussen and Steiner left frustrated by penalty

Magnussen and Steiner left frustrated by penalty
11/11

Photo by: Simon Galloway / Motorsport Images

Team: “So you’ll be P9, P9, Kevin. So you lost one position because of the penalty. You finished P9 because of your laps at the end. You pulled it out and beat Hulkenberg by a second. Fantastic. Way to hold on.”
Steiner: “Guys , this is Gunther. Thank you very much. If we wouldn’t have had a stupid, idotic steward, we would be 8th. Thanks, a great job guys, fantastic. Thanks Kevin, great job in driving, thank you.”
Magnussen: “Yeah, thanks buddy. What a load of *****”
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