Belgian GP: Best of team radio

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Belgian GP: Best of team radio
Rachit Thukral
By: Rachit Thukral
Aug 28, 2018, 7:31 AM

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

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Vandoorne was nearly forced into the wall by Bottas in FP3

Vandoorne was nearly forced into the wall by Bottas in FP3
1/11

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Team: “Stoffel, is the car OK?”
Vandoorne: “No, it’s not. I mean what the hell was that Mercedes doing? Just pushed me on the grass!”
Bottas: “OK, I didn’t see him.

Hartley spins at the start of his final Q2 flyer

Hartley spins at the start of his final Q2 flyer
2/11

Photo by: Manuel Goria / Sutton Images

Hartley: “I don’t know what happened guys. Check the car please.”

Vettel wasn’t happy with the way his car was pushed in the garage in Q3

Vettel wasn’t happy with the way his car was pushed in the garage in Q3
3/11

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Vettel: “Stop, stop. You will scratch the floor. ***. *** fai! Lift the car up for ** sake. You’re scratching the floor, you’re scratching the floor.”

Hamilton takes pole in wet Q3

Hamilton takes pole in wet Q3
4/11

Photo by: Manuel Goria / Sutton Images

Team: “Yes, well done mate. Oh that was excruciating. Fantastic job. So that’s P1. Awesome lap there mate. Really nailed on that final sector.”
Hamilton: “Definitely too… that was close. That was one tough job to do. Great job guys for getting us out on time.”

Ocon after qualifying third

Ocon after qualifying third
5/11

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Team: “So Esteban that is P3, P3.”
Ocon: ”You’re joking? You’re joking? Wooo! Yes. Wooo! Well done guys, well done.”
Team: “It’s Hamilton, Vettel, you”
Ocon: “Oh my god.”

Leclerc was perplexed by start pileup

Leclerc was perplexed by start pileup
6/11

Photo by: Glenn Dunbar / LAT Images

Leclerc: “Come on. What, what did he do!?”

Ricciardo explains his lap 1 incident

Ricciardo explains his lap 1 incident
7/11

Photo by: Andrew Hone / LAT Images

Ricciardo: “Yeah, I’ve [got a] hit at the front. So pretty sure I’ve got damage.”
Team: “OK, understood.”
Ricciardo: “I felt a hit on the entry to 1 and then on the way.”
Team: “On the back?”
Ricciardo: “Yeah, then on the way out I hit Kimi from the front.”
Team: “Understood. Yeah, there’s a McLaren ploughed through everyone I think at the back (sic).”
Ricciardo: “OK. looks like my rear wing’s damaged. Yeah, it is.”
Team: “OK, Daniel just sit tight for now mate. We are looking at it now. I’ll say it’s *** but we are going to try and see if we can fix it.”

Raikkonen was left with a malfunctioning DRS

Raikkonen was left with a malfunctioning DRS
8/11

Photo by: Sam Bloxham / LAT Images

Raikkonen: “Yeah, it’s impossible to drive.”
Team: “If you want we can try to box and we drop the front wing?”
Raikkonen: “Yeah, something is dragging. I cannot go anywhere like this because I’m going to spin off.”
Team: “Ok, box, Kimi, box. No Kimi we go, we go. Go, go, go.”
Raikkonen: “But my DRS is open on the straight. I mean I don’t push it. No wonder I have zero rear end.“
Team: “OK Kimi.”
Raikkonen: “It’s all the damn time open.”
Team: “OK we retire, Kimi. we retire.”

Verstappen asks for rain

Verstappen asks for rain
9/11

Photo by: Sam Bloxham / LAT Images

Verstappen: “Any chance of rain maybe?”
Team: “Not in the next hour.”

Vettel celebrates victory in typical style

Vettel celebrates victory in typical style
10/11

Photo by: Mark Sutton / Sutton Images

Team: “And P1 Sebastian. P1. fair and square. Bravisimo.”
Vettel: “Grande. Grazie ragazzi. Bella gara. Red liight, smells daaa, spells danger. Ta ta ta ta ta. Grazzie ragazzi. Grazie. Thank you. Good effforts. All weekend. Well done. Getting the package ready. Well done motoristi. Grazie.”

Perez finishes fifth for renamed Racing Point Force India

Perez finishes fifth for renamed Racing Point Force India
11/11

Photo by: Mark Sutton / Sutton Images

Team: “Well done checo. Well driven, good pace.”
Perez: “Good weekend guys. Nice comeback, well done to everyone. Amazing job. Nice start of a new era.”

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