The danger of reading too much into F1's clickbait radio messages
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The danger of reading too much into F1's clickbait radio messages

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OPINION: After Lewis Hamilton responded to reports labelling him 'furious' with Mercedes following his heated exchanges over team radio during the Russian Grand Prix, it provided a snapshot on how Formula 1 broadcasting radio snippets can both illuminate and misrepresent the true situation

"F***, man, why did you give up that place? We shouldn't have come in".

Lewis Hamilton's radio rant to his Mercedes pitwall in the Turkish Grand Prix prompted a fair bit of controversy last weekend, as it once again opened up interpretation on his relationship with the team.

On the one hand were those who suggested that he was rude, and that it exposed anger within the camp for the way that Hamilton felt let down by the strategy calls made, as he failed to grab a podium place that had been within touching distance. The other side of the debate was simply that Hamilton's messages were all just part and parcel of the intensity of racing to the limit.

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