Australian GP: Best of team radio

Rachit Thukral

Perez almost hit Giovinazzi at pitlane entrance before the race even started

Perez almost hit Giovinazzi at pitlane entrance before the race even started Steven Tee / LAT Images

Steven Tee / LAT Images

Perez: “Woah, that was close.”
Team: ”Checo, what’s that? What’s that? Drive through the pitlane. Do you have any issues?”
Perez: “No, there was too many people in the pitlane and I wasn’t expecting Giovinazzi to stop. I nearly went up the back of him.”

A stuck visor tear off delays Raikkonen’s pit stop

A stuck visor tear off delays Raikkonen’s pit stop Steven Tee / LAT Images

Steven Tee / LAT Images

Team: “The pitstop will be a bit slow, we need to check the car on the rear left...make sure nothing is stuck.”
later
Team: “OK Kimi, we managed to remove, you had a tear off on the rear left brake duct. And Kimi, another info - the tear off we found was yours so be careful when you remove tear off, leave it in the cockpit.”

Magnussen gives Hulkenberg no room while defending position

Magnussen gives Hulkenberg no room while defending position Andy Hone / LAT Images

Andy Hone / LAT Images

Hulkenberg: “Yeah, of course. Why am I not surprised?”

Vettel complains about lack of pace

Vettel complains about lack of pace Jerry Andre / Sutton Images

Jerry Andre / Sutton Images

Vettel: “Why are we so slow?”
Team: “We don’t know at the moment.”

Bottas wanted a go at the fastest lap

Bottas wanted a go at the fastest lap Steve Etherington / LAT Images

Steve Etherington / LAT Images

Team: “You’re still holding the fastest lap.”
Bottas: “So what’s the plan in the end? Are we gonna stop for the quickest lap time or just try with these tyres in the end?
Team: “Valtteri, we are not taking any risks so we won’t be stopping.”
Bottas: “Copy but I want 26 points so I’m gonna try it in the end.”


Verstappen briefly scores the fastest lap

Verstappen briefly scores the fastest lap Dirk Klynsmith / Sutton Images

Dirk Klynsmith / Sutton Images

Team: “Alright that’s purple that lap. But there are all sorts of games going on at the moment. People backing off...sorting out their quali modes etc. You just focus on getting Hamilton.”

Hamilton gets extra boost for fastest lap attempt

Hamilton gets extra boost for fastest lap attempt Steve Etherington / LAT Images

Steve Etherington / LAT Images

Hamilton: “I need that point, Bono.”
Team: “So strat mode 10 is available, Lewis.”

Bottas celebrates first win since 2017

Bottas celebrates first win since 2017 Dirk Klynsmith / LAT Images

Dirk Klynsmith / LAT Images

Bottas: “How about that? ****. Thank you guys. Oof.”
Team: “Indeed man. Well that’s payback from last year, Valtteri.”
Bottas: “To whom it may concern. **** you.”

Magnussen and Haas start the season on a high

Magnussen and Haas start the season on a high Andy Hone / LAT Images

Andy Hone / LAT Images

Team: “Chequered flag, Kevin. Chequered flag, Kevin. P6, P6. Perfect start to the season, great job.”
Magnussen: “Wooo aaah. Great job guys. Great job man. Thanks. Great car. Just great job guys. I’m so happy. Great start to the season.”
Team: “Brilliant job dude. Brilliant drive. Yeah, really good management.”
Magnussen: “Thanks Gary. You did it man.”
Team: “You did it all, you did it all. Same to you, good job.”



Kvyat scores a point on F1 return

Kvyat scores a point on F1 return Andy Hone / LAT Images

Andy Hone / LAT Images

Team: “Good job, Daniil. P10, P10. It was a good race.”
Kvyat: “Aah ****. Was a tough race guys. For one year and a half away. It’s not easy but I’m on it again so thank you. Thank you for today.”
Team: “Bravo Danilo.”