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Team radio in full: Ferrari’s Sochi team orders controversy

Ferrari created another team orders problem for itself in the Russian Grand Prix at Sochi, as Sebastian Vettel passed pole-sitting teammate Charles Leclerc on the run to Turn 2 – and then appeared to ignore instructions to give the position back.

Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari SF90, leads Charles Leclerc, Ferrari SF90 Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 W10, Carlos Sainz Jr., McLaren MCL34, Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes AMG W10, Lando Norris, McLaren MCL34 and the rest of the pack at the start

Here’s what was broadcast over the Ferrari team radio during the race, until Vettel was forced to retire – causing the virtual safety car which handed the race win to Mercedes.

As the race settles down after the opening exchanges, Leclerc is told: “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.”

Vettel is told: “Let Charles by.”

Vettel: “Well, 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."

Vettel is told: “He's trying to close the gap, let him by, he's 1.4 behind.”

Vettel is told: “We are looking to Plan C, Charles 1.9 behind.”

Vettel is told: “You are the fastest car on track, head down, you're doing well.”

Leclerc is told: “Charles, we will do the swap a bit later on, Lewis is a bit close, and we want to push now, we will do it later, just focus on your race, thank you.”

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Leclerc: “I completely understand, the only thing is that I respected, I gave you the slipstream no problems, but then I tried to push at the beginning of the race, but I overheated the tyres. Anyway, it's no problems... manage the situation.”

Leclerc is told before his pitstop: “And you can push now.”

Vettel: “My rears are falling off now.”

Vettel is told: “We worry about Hamilton going long, Hamilton laptime [1m3]8.8[s].”

Leclerc is told during Vettel’s in-lap: “And we need you to push.”

Vettel hits trouble: “I've got no [MGU-]K.”

Vettel is told: “Stop the car.”

Vettel: “Are you serious? Bring back those f**king V12s.”

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