Spanish GP: Best of team radio

Rachit Thukral

Sainz shows his humorous side

Sainz shows his humorous side Glenn Dunbar / LAT Images

Glenn Dunbar / LAT Images

Team: “Darren, it’s Tom….sorry Carlos.”
Sainz: “Hello Tom. I’m Darren.”

Verstappen and Bottas had a minor run-in in practice

Verstappen and Bottas had a minor run-in in practice Glenn Dunbar / LAT Images

Glenn Dunbar / LAT Images

Verstappen: "Jesus Christ."
Team: "Yep, understood, Max."

Verstappen was asked not to impede Stroll

Verstappen was asked not to impede Stroll Zak Mauger / LAT Images

Zak Mauger / LAT Images

Team: “Ok look out for Stroll now, starting a timed lap.”
Verstappen: “Yeah, no **** him. He also ****** my lap. So he can wait as well. *****”

Hamilton and Vettel nearly came to blows at pit entry before race even started

Hamilton and Vettel nearly came to blows at pit entry before race even started Jerry Andre / Sutton Images

Jerry Andre / Sutton Images

Hamilton: “Vettel’s just been driving really dangerously in the pit entry. To then do burnouts to the line.”

Vettel urges team to pit him

Vettel urges team to pit him Joe Portlock / LAT Images

Joe Portlock / LAT Images

Vettel: “I’m hanging on as good as I can with these vibrations. They are pain in the arse. Do you have a gap?”
Team: “Not yet. Not yet.
Vettel: “You should find one then. I don’t care if it’s traffic. Pit me when you can.”
Team: “OK, copy.”


Usual complain about safety car’s pace

Usual complain about safety car’s pace Zak Mauger / LAT Images

Zak Mauger / LAT Images

Hamilton: “Safety car is going way too slow.”

Haas drivers nearly avoided a major collision

Haas drivers nearly avoided a major collision Andy Hone / LAT Images

Andy Hone / LAT Images

Team to Magnussen: “Kevin, the message from Gunther to both drivers is to calm down. So both drivers calm down.”
Magnussen: “Yeah absolutely but I have…”
Team: “Understood, yeah.”
Magnussen: “....really **** tyres. If I drop behind him I will drop behind everyone.”

Team to Grosjean: “We need to hold station for now mate, hold station. We just need to calm down. We just need to calm down. If you do it, it has to be clean.”




Steiner had to intervene after the flag was dropped

Steiner had to intervene after the flag was dropped Andy Hone / LAT Images

Andy Hone / LAT Images

Steiner to Magnussen: “Kevin, the first one to see is me, please.”
Magnussen: “Sure, no problem.”

Steiner to Grosjean: “Romain, this is Gunther. I will, I will sort this out. Stay calm, come back easy. Now just we speak afterwards. But please stay calm. Thank you.


Stroll and Norris tangle

Stroll and Norris tangle Zak Mauger / LAT Images

Zak Mauger / LAT Images

Norris: “I’m sorry guys. I’m out.”
Team: “Can you bring the car back? Can you bring the car back?”
Norris: "No, I can’t. I’m sorry guys.”

Stroll: “I’m out.”
Team: “Copy that mate.”




Hulkenberg was asked to stretch his stint

Hulkenberg was asked to stretch his stint Joe Portlock / LAT Images

Joe Portlock / LAT Images

Team: “OK Nico, we need another 20 laps on these tyres”
Hulkenberg: “I think that’s very ambitious.”

Hamilton and Mercedes celebrate yet another win

Hamilton and Mercedes celebrate yet another win Mark Sutton / Sutton Images

Mark Sutton / Sutton Images

Team: “Get in there, Lewis. What a race drive that was. Awesome day, awesome day in the seat there mate. Fantastic start as well. So yeah, mad dog. Great work.”

Second podium of 2019 for Verstappen and Red Bull

Second podium of 2019 for Verstappen and Red Bull Joe Portlock / LAT Images

Joe Portlock / LAT Images

Team: “Well done, Max. That’s P3. Really well done. Drove the socks off it.”
Verstappen: “Yeah, it was not bad. Race was quite good I think.”
Team: “Yep, you worked extremely hard for that, deserve that podium today.”
Horner: “Yeah, well done mate. You were like a metronome today - so consistent. Really, really impressive. Well done.”
Verstappen: “Yeah and good points again so happy with that.”



Points for Sainz and McLaren

Points for Sainz and McLaren Steven Tee / LAT Images

Steven Tee / LAT Images

Team: “Yes, Carlos get in. P8, great job mate.”
Sainz: “Hahaha. That was fun. We finished the race P8 with no pace! Aah, wooah. That was a tough one guys. But well executed. We still score points when we don’t have pace so bravo, bravo.”