2013 Hungarian Grand Prix team radio transcript

2013 Hungarian Grand Prix

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Hungarian Grand Prix pole sitter Lewis Hamilton was expected to struggle with tyre degradation during the race and come under pressure from the likes of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen.

But it didn’t work out that way: Vettel got stuck behind Jenson Button in the opening stages and had to drop back for cooling at one stage. An earlier radio message suggests he might also have had to do this when trying to pass Hamilton in the opening laps of the race.

Romain Grosjean had an eventful race which ended with him receiving two penalties and incurring the wrath of Button.

Another unhappy driver was Paul di Resta, who fumed about his enforced retirement from 14th place at the end of the race.

Here are all the team radio messages that were broadcast during the Hungarian Grand Prix on the world feed and pit wall channels:

2013 Hungarian Grand Prix team radio transcript

PRGary GannonMax ChiltonHappy with your drinks, Max?
PRMax ChiltonGary GannonYes, all good.
PRLewis HamiltonPeter BonningtonI’m a little bit nervous that we don’t have enough front wing in.
PRJock ClearPeter BonningtonWe have lots of scope on the diff settings, Bono, and not much scope to come down on the diff settings, really. So half a turn extra would be more easy to deal with than half a turn too little.
PRPeter BonningtonLewis HamiltonOK copy that Lewis just having a quick chat with Jock on the scope of the diff settings. We’ve got more scope in the diff to handle a little bit more more front wing rather than less so if you want that extra half-hole, we’ll go for it.
PRPaul DavisonJules BianchiWe’re clear for our three burn-outs coming up to the back of the grid here as late as you can before the grid slot. Once we’ve fired up and we’ve left the grid five seconds after we take the blankets off and do a bite point learn as normal. On the formation lap remember to switch to seven, mixture one and the clutch setting. And then on the first timed laps as always we’ll go to revs one, torque one, but I’ll remind you.
PRTony RossNico RosbergYou had some brake knock-off from hitting the kerb in turn four so you had a slightly long pedal into five, just to bear in mind.
PRMark SladeKimi RaikkonenJust two reminders: Remember what the difference is between Plan A and Plan B, you know that. And the other is to remember about DRS leaving the pit lane, if you’ve got it leaving the pit lane.
PRKimi RaikkonenMark SladeHow much more we have now than the qualifying, the front wing? Two-and-a-half turns?
PRMark SladeKimi RaikkonenYeah that’s how much we’ve come up.
PRKimi RaikkonenMark SladeOK I have no really good idea how much we have to back off. I guess one turn at least, probably one turn.
PRMark SladeKimi RaikkonenPlan is: One turn down on the front wing.
PRKimi RaikkonenMark SladeOn the start nothing really happens when I let go of the first clutch, it’s very slow.
PRDave ?Kimi RaikkonenRaikkonen gives a further reply to part of this message describing the understeer he gets when he releases the second paddle. It’s unclear exactly where the reply fits into this conversation.
Kimi it’s Dave, yes I’m aware of that. After the formation lap start I’ll have to make a decision on where we’re going to go with the clutch paddle. In the last start on the way to the grid you pulled KERS release before upshifting to second and it stopped you getting any KERS because the cars was still under 100kph.
PRJonathan EddollsValtteri BottasSo Vergne in front [soft] tyre. In front of him Button on the [medium]. Gutierrez on [medium] behind you as well.
FLPhil CharlesJean-Eric VergneNeed to synchronise third, sixth and seventh gears.
FLPeter BonningtonLewis HamiltonEngine cooling wherever you can and now you need to back up the grid so slow up a bit.
FLGuillaume RocquelinSebastian VettelRemember your procedures: it’s bite point learn and one burn-out. Good clutch prep so straight to your box. Focus on KERS at the start and KERS eight when you stop.
FLDave RobsonJenson ButtonPlease use the yellow button while you’re stationary. Tyre temperatures look good to us.
1Tony RossNico RosbergCancel RS.
1Gary GannonMax ChiltonTorque one for running.
1Mark WebberSimon RennieCheck the pressures, mate.
1Simon RennieMark WebberAll looks good so far.
2Tony RossNico RosbergRosberg touched Massa’s car on the first lap and ran wide, losing several places.
Let us know if the car’s OK, Nico.
2Ayao KomatsuRomain GrosjeanKERS mode seven.
3Mark TempleSergio PerezCan we have Green KERS F5. Car in front, Ricciardo, is on [soft]. Maldonado behind is too. There’s about five cars on [medium] like us.
3Simon RennieMark WebberDRS is now active. Remember use all the KERS each lap.
4Guillaume RocquelinSebastian VettelForward bias if you can.
4Francesco NenciEsteban GutierrezDRS is enabled. If you need special two for overtaking use it as we discussed and brake balance plus on. Push, push.
4Peter BonningtonLewis HamiltonWe are in our Safety Car window. Can you go harvest mode five.
4Francesco NenciEsteban GutierrezVergne in front of you is on [soft].
5Simon RennieMark WebberWe are the lead car on [medium] tyres. Button behind you also on [medium].
5Dave RobsonJenson ButtonObviously a great opening lap, we’re P8, Webber in front is the only [medium] runner ahead of us, we’re in a really good position here.
5Simon RennieMark WebberWe are now the lead car on [medium] tyres. Button behind you also on [medium].
5Gary GannonMax ChiltonKERS recovery two, doing a good job, just stay with Jules. How’s your pace relative to Jules?
5Max ChiltonGary GannonNothing in it. He looks like he’s using his tyres pretty hard.
5Gary GannonMax ChiltonUnderstood.
6Peter BonningtonLewis HamiltonYou’re currently on your target lap
6Guillaume RocquelinSebastian VettelRocquelin gave Vettel an earlier message which was not heard. It’s possible he was instructed to drop back from Hamilton for cooling as he had to do when following Button later in the race.
Grosjean is in DRS range. I appreciate that’s what I’ve asked you to do, just information.
6Phil CharlesJean-Eric VergneRecovery three, try forward brake bias to cool rear tyres.
7Romain GrosjeanAyao KomatsuGrosjean wants less his front wing angle reducing when he pits.
Minus two turns on the pit stop.
7Ayao KomatsuRomain GrosjeanOK, minus two at the pit stop, copy that. How is your pace?
7Romain GrosjeanAyao KomatsuBit quicker than those guys.
7Ayao KomatsuRomain GrosjeanUnderstood.
7Dave RobsonJenson ButtonGood job you’ve broken Ricciardo’s DRS. Just keep using this space in front to pull away
8Tony RossNico RosbergDi Resta behind is out of your RFA [DRS] window.
9Giedo van der GardeJuan Pablo RamirezTyres are starting to go.
9Juan Pablo RamirezGiedo van der GardeOK, box Geido. Pit confirm. Push all the way in.
9Rob SmedleyFelipe MassaMassa damaged his front wing in the first-lap contact with Rosberg.
With this front wing problem can you feel the understeer?
9Felipe MassaRob SmedleyYeah maybe a little bit.
10Dave RobsonJenson ButtonYou’re going to be racing Hamilton at the exit. You need to push now.
10Peter BonningtonLewis HamiltonJenson on the [medium] tyre running a 29.0.
10Giampiero LambiasePaul di RestaYou’ve got Chilton, that’s Bianchi ahead,
11Francesco NenciEsteban GutierrezSutil on [medium] as well but is not quick at the moment.
11Ayao KomatsuRomain GrosjeanHow’s the tyres?
11Romain GrosjeanAyao KomatsuStage two plus.
11Ayao KomatsuRomain GrosjeanCopy that, stage two plus.
11Ayao KomatsuRomain GrosjeanVettel is struggling, we need to overtake Vettel.
12Dave RobsonJenson ButtonThat’s OK, none of the lead cars have a gap yet.
12Dave RobsonJenson ButtonYou’ll be racing Vettel at the exit.
12Kimi RaikkonenMark SladeThe rear tyres are dropping off.
12Mark SladeKimi RaikkonenUnderstood, rear tyres giving up.
13Peter BonningtonLewis HamiltonWe think Grosjean is going to a two-stop, we do need to look after these rears, we’ll update you on traction metrics.
13Peter BonningtonLewis HamiltonRear tyres are coming towards the top of the window so we need to manage these tyres. You’re going to be on your target lap.
13Francesco NenciEsteban GutierrezHow is the car, question?
13Esteban GutierrezFrancesco NenciCar feels good, tyres feel good.
13Francesco NenciEsteban GutierrezOK then stay close to Massa.
13Simon RennieMark WebberAll the leaders have pitted apart from both Lotuses. Hamilton, next car behind you, five seconds behind on new [medium].
14Tony RossNico RosbergDriving style: Turn two tighter to take a wider line in turn three for tyre temperatures.
14Dave RobsonJenson ButtonRacing Grosjen at the exit.
14Brad JoyceAdrian SutilUse KERS to defend if you need it.
15Guillaume RocquelinSebastian VettelGet out of Button’s slipstream to cool the car. Stick with him but try to cool the car down the straight.
15Dave RobsonJenson ButtonRecommend brake balance forwards one percent using fine adjuster.
15Ayao KomatsuRomain GrosjeanGrosjean is stuck behind Vettel.
Push to overtake.
16Felipe MassaRob SmedleyAnd Massa is staring at the back of Sutil’s rear wing.
Really difficult to overtake.
16Rob SmedleyFelipe MassaWe need to get past as soon as possible, he’s going to ruin everything. You need to do everything you can.
16Dave RobsonJenson ButtonOrange E3 and Green F4 to increase KERS harvest.
16Mark TempleSergio PerezYellow G5 please.
16Simon RennieMark WebberYou need to keep using all the KERS, please, each lap.
17Francesco NenciEsteban GutierrezBrake balance plus two if you get can.
17Gary GannonMax ChiltonWe’re looking at ten more laps, let’s try to stay with Pic as best you can.
17Guillaume RocquelinSebastian VettelVettel tried to pass Button at turn two but clips the Mclaren’s left-rear wheel.
You need to drop back in the middle sector to cool the car and the brakes.
17Sebastian VettelGuillaume RocquelinCheck my front wing.
17Guillaume RocquelinSebastian VettelUnderstood. And toggle KERS, Sebastian, we cannot have high power.
18Dave RobsonJenson ButtonDoing a fantastic job. We’re looking for target plus for.
18Marco SchupbachNico HulkenbergSimilar pace to Maldonado in front. Ricciardo behind is helping us. Good job so far.
19Dave RobsonJenson ButtonOur car is OK. Vettel has front wing damage. We are in the window.
19Mark TempleSergio PerezWe’re in the window, confirm.
19Guillaume RocquelinSebastian VettelYou’ve got some damage on the front wing, right-front.
20Ayao KomatsuRomain GrosjeanRevs seven for overtake.
20Adrian SutilBrad JoyceI have a problem with my gearbox.
20Brad JoyceAdrian SutilAdrian switch it off. Adrian we’ve had a hydraulic leak we believe, just happened over the last lap and that’s why you couldn’t change gear, Ithink. We’ll see.
20Adrian SutilBrad JoyceOut of turn 11 I couldn’t upshift any more.
21Brad JoyceAdrian SutilWe’ve had a hydraulic leak, we believe, just happened over the last lap.
21Marco SchupbachNico HulkenbergGood pace, mate.
22Peter BonningtonLewis HamiltonGap to Webber now 4.0, we’re going to need to close this gap up.
22Gary GannonMax ChiltonIn now, Max.
22Tim WrightCharles PicMixture 12, target lap one minute 30.5.
23Mark SladeKimi RaikkonenWe’re thinking of target plus ten for this stint.
23Paul di RestaGiampiero LambiaseDi Resta is stuck behind Ricciardo.
I’m not going to be able to overtake him.
23Giampiero LambiasePaul di RestaNo, copy Paul. Hungary 44 for the moment.
23Phil CharlesJean-Eric VergneDiff entry eight and attack entries less. You’re harder on the entry to slow corners than Daniel.
23Mark SladeKimi RaikkonenLotus convert Raikkonen to a two-stop strategy.
We’re thinking of target plus ten for this stint. Is that OK?
24Peter BonningtonLewis HamiltonWebber 2.7 ahead, Button 12 seconds behind.
24Romain GrosjeanAyao KomatsuOne turn less front wing at the next stop.
24Ayao KomatsuRomain GrosjeanOK copy that Romain, one turn less front wing.
25Jenson ButtonDave RobsonVettel passes Button, then Grosjean does the same but the Lotus driver clips the McLaren.
Might have front wing damage. (Censored) idiot in the Lotus decided there wasn’t enough room for the two of us.
26Ayao KomatsuRomain GrosjeanBox, Romain, box.
26Dave RobsonJenson ButtonFront wing is good. Orange E2 and down on diff.
26Dave RobsonJenson ButtonGrosjean and Button pit and the Lotus stays ahead,
Push now, you’ll race Grosjean at the exit.
26Ayao KomatsuRomain GrosjeanPush now Romain.
27Lewis HamiltonPeter BonningtonHow’s my pace?
27Peter BonningtonLewis HamiltonPace is good. Three tenths faster than Vettel.
27Lewis HamiltonPeter BonningtonTyres are good.
27Peter BonningtonLewis HamiltonCopy that Lewis you’re currently on your target lap.
27Mark TempleSergio PerezLast lap was the fastest lap of the race so great pace, let’s make these tyres last, get past Hulkenberg if yuou can, his tyres are 15 laps old.
27Tony RossNico RosbergWe’re just trying to find a window, Nico, push hard to get that window.
28Ayao KomatsuRomain GrosjeanMassa in front is on 16 laps old tyres.
28Paul DavisonJules BianchiMax is currently 24 seconds behind, the next two cars on track have blue flags it’s Grosjean and then Button. Pic is ten seconds in front.
28Rob SmedleyFelipe MassaYou need to use one light out of corner one as well.
29Guillaume RocquelinSebastian VettelWe’re hoping that Grosjean’s going to be stuck behind Massa. You doing those lap times in clear air is our best strategy. Good job, mate.
29Marco MatassaDaniel RicciardoJev three seconds behind you, same lap time.
29Francesco NenciEsteban GutierrezEsteban we need to retire, the gearbox is going, so box now, pit in, cool down car. Sorry.
30Felipe MassaRob SmedleyMassa asks how long his third stint will be as he begins it.
How many laps have we left?
30Rob SmedleyFelipe MassaSeventeen.
30Ayao KomatsuRomain GrosjeanPush now Romain, we are racing against Vettel at the moment, we are just behind so push now please.
31Jean-Eric VergnePhil CharlesI have to pit the tyres are gone.
31Phil CharlesJean-Eric VergneBox, Jev, box.
31Lewis HamiltonPeter BonningtonHow’s my pace?
31Peter BonningtonLewis HamiltonOne-tenth off Vettel last lap but you’re doing a great job, Lewis, give it everyhing you’ve got mate.
32Dave RobsonJenson ButtonButton passes Massa.
Great job Jenson now let’s use this clear air and let’s pull the gap.
32Simon RennieMark WebberHamilton just pit stopped, he’s just behind you on new [mediums].
32Peter BonningtonLewis HamiltonYou’ve got Webber ahead on eight-lap-old [medium] tyres, Alonso ahead of him, 19-lap-old [medium] tyres, we need to get past these guys.
33Ayao KomatsuRomain GrosjeanLast lap you were seven-tenths quicker than Vettel so your pace wsa good last lap.
33Sebastian VettelGuillaume RocquelinKeep an eye on the vibration, let me know the pace.
33Guillaume RocquelinSebastian VettelUnderstood. Hamilton has pitted, the only reference is Alonso. Alonso, 27.9. Raikkonen 27.9. That’s the pace for people on your strategy.
33Giampiero LambiasePaul di RestaLap time delta to Bottas ahead 1.8 seconds. We need to clear him ASAP.
34Mark TempleSergio PerezGreat job Checo let’s push now, make the most of this clear air.
34Dave RobsonJenson ButtonTraffic ahead is Van der Garde, this pace is superb.
34Marco SchupbachNico HulkenbergRecovery seven, brake bar minus two. Can use diff entry to lock more.
35Juan Pablo RamirezGiedo van der GardeBlue flag: Button and Vettel. Both together.
35Mark TempleSergio PerezLet’s do five more laps on this set, build up a gap to Hulkenberg.
35Juan Pablo RamirezGiedo van der GardeOK Giedo stay with them and push up to them, Charles is just in front.
36Peter BonningtonLewis HamiltonWe’re going to start looking after these rears now so we’re going to target 27.5 and we’ll keep that updated so look after your traction metrics.
36Rob SmedleyFelipe MassaHalf a second to a second faster than Perez in front. He’s on the soft and he has done 11 laps.
36Jenson ButtonDave RobsonTraffic, Pic.
36Guillaume RocquelinSebastian VettelButton has done 11 laps on his [softs] so he’s close to the cliff. Grosjean has a drive-through penalty. Be patient.
37Ayao KomatsuRomain GrosjeanGrosjean is given a drive-through penalty for going off the track while passing Massa, though he gets a partially incorrect explanation from his race engineer.
We’ve got a drive-through penalty.
37Romain GrosjeanAyao KomatsuWhy did we get a drive-through?
37Ayao KomatsuRomain GrosjeanBecause of the incident with Button. We left the track.
38Ayao KomatsuRomain GrosjeanSo this is with Button incident. We need to do it so please come in end of this lap.
38Juan Pablo RamirezGiedo van der GardeStay with them, we have some gap behind.
39Dave RobsonJenson ButtonOrange E3. We have the clear air and there are 30 laps to go.
40Nico HulkenbergMarco SchupbachHulkenberg is brought in for his second and final pit stop with 34 laps remaining. The timeing of the stop allowed him to take a place off Ricciardo.
Why did we pit that lap? Because I was getting back into a good rhythm. Just Perez and the Ferrari cost time. We could have extended.
40Marco SchupbachNico HulkenbergWe had to protect, that’s why we pitted.
40Juan Pablo RamirezGiedo van der GardeYou need to push now.
40Andrew MurdochPastor MaldonadoDon’t take too much out of the rear tyres, especially at turn five.
40Pastor MaldonadoAndrew MurdochCopy that, turn five.
41Jenson ButtonDave RobsonYou need to give me a run-down of what’s going on around me, Dave.
41Dave RobsonJenson ButtonYou are in clear air at the moment. Cars behind are Massa and Rosberg, we’re racing them at the end. And we’re racing Grosjean who has one more stop to make, he doesn’t have the gap on us at the moment.
41Marco SchupbachNico HulkenbergHulkenberg broke the pit-lane speed limit during his previous pit stop.
Drive-through penalty, box this lap.
42Romain GrosjeanAyao KomatsuI cannot overtake.
42Ayao KomatsuRomain GrosjeanCopy that.
42Peter BonningtonLewis HamiltonYou’re doing a good job, there’s anorther half a second to Webber, you’re the fastest man on track.
42Dave RobsonJenson ButtonMcLaren wonder if Massa is planning to finish the race with a 39-lap stint on mediums. He wasn’t – the Ferrari driver pitted again with 22 laps to go.
Last stint Massa did 20 laps on [medium].
42Jenson ButtonDave RobsonSo, stopping again?
42Dave RobsonJenson ButtonYeah, we’re not sure. He could try and get to the end.
43Ayao KomatsuRomain GrosjeanUnderstood, how is the tyres?
43Romain GrosjeanAyao KomatsuRear is going and it’s difficult to overtake.
43Ayao KomatsuRomain GrosjeanUnderstood.
43Rob SmedleyFelipe MassaWe have completed 42 laps there is 28 laps to go. You’re still much quicker than Button in front.
44Tony RossNico RosbergAero-wise car is OK. Suspect front tyre overheating occaisonally.
44Paul DavisonJules BianchiLooking at seven more laps on these tyres, mate. You’ve got Vergne behind, Hamilton is the leader behind Vergne.
45Mark WebberSimon RennieFernando going to the end?
45Simon RennieMark WebberWe think Fernando will stop again. He’s already done nine laps. We need to keep the pace high now.
45Andrew MurdochPastor MaldonadoWatch for Perez coming behind, you are racing him.
45Mark WebberSimon RennieFernando going to the end?
45Simon RennieMark WebberNot sure mate. You need to keep pushing, we need to push now. We think Fernando will stop again, he’s already done nine laps. We need to keep the pace high now.
45Guillaume RocquelinSebastian VettelYellow flags are displayed after Valtteri Bottas parks his car.
The car is stopped off-track, exit of turn 14, last corner.
46Jenson ButtonDave RobsonTraffic, Van der Garde, he was very bad last time at getting over.
46Simon RennieMark WebberBecause of the yellow we need to use all the KERS before the last corner. Use all the KERS earlier in the lap.
47Peter BonningtonLewis HamiltonTarget plus four, lap 47 at the moment.
47Jonathan EddollsValtteri BottasCar problem so engine off, pull over.
47Marco SchupbachNico HulkenbergTrack clear. Bianchi to lap.
47Peter BonningtonLewis HamiltonAll clear last corner, DRS has been enabled.
48Ayao KomatsuRomain GrosjeanBox Romain, box.
48Dave RobsonJenson ButtonAs in Canada, Button is reassured that race team engineer Hiroshi Imai is happy with their tyre strategy. He finished the race with a 33-lap stint on mediums.
Longest stint is 28 laps but Hiroshi is confident we can do this to the end. You will be racing Grosjean for position at the exit.
48Mark TempleSergio PerezWe need to preserve, look after the rear tyres. Go up on A, D and E.
49Tony RossNico RosbergBox, boost to zero.
49Giampiero LambiasePaul di RestaPaul do you need to box?
49Paul di RestaGiampiero LambiaseYeah, box.
50Dave RobsonJenson ButtonMassa and Rosberg both pitted so the only threat from behind is Grosjean.
50Ayao KomatsuRomain GrosjeanWe need to get past Button while tyres are good.
50Mark SladeKimi RaikkonenYou need to avoid throttle overlap, turn nine and eleven for fuel consumption.
50Peter BonningtonLewis HamiltonYou can afford to pick up the pace, it won’t be long now. We suggest diff high speed five.
51Peter BonningtonLewis HamiltonNico stopped a metre long so be careful on entry to the box. RS modes.
51Dave RobsonJenson ButtonButton has Grosjean on his tail but he’s more concerned about Massa and Rosberg, who are further back. Grosjean passes Button on lap 50.
There are 21 more laps to go. You know how we need to drive this to defend that position.
51Jenson ButtonDave RobsonIt’s not him I’m worried about it’s the other two behind.
51Simon RennieMark WebberDon’t worry about him. We need to keep the pace up, still racing Vettel and Raikkonen.
51Peter BonningtonLewis Hamilton20 laps remaining. You’re going to have to do two more laps on this tyre compared to the previous one.
51Mark TempleSergio PerezMaldonado is the only car we’re racing currently. Let’s make sure we get him. We want to make sure these tyres last to the end. Eighteen laps to go.
52Simon RennieMark WebberWe need to keep the pace up, still racing Vettel and Raikkonen.
52Juan Pablo RamirezGiedo van der GardeWe need to take care of the rear tyres on traction a little bit.
53Marco SchupbachNico HulkenbergRelease seven, recovery eight.
53Mark SladeKimi RaikkonenWebber ahead of you has one more stop for [softs].
54Tony RossNico RosbergThe decision at the moment is whether you attack Massa now or look after your tyres and attack him at the end of the race.
54Gary GannonMax ChiltonBlue flag, Pic.
55Simon RennieMark WebberEngine 25.
55Juan Pablo RamirezGiedo van der GardeWe still need to manage the rear-left tyre a bit more.
55Peter BonningtonLewis HamiltonThis pace looks good, three-tenths faster than Vettel last lap.
56Gary GannonMax ChiltonVettel’s in, no blue flag. Let’s push and try and build the temp in this tyre. 14 to go.
56Simon RennieMark WebberVettel has just made his last pit stop.
56Dave RobsonJenson ButtonThere are 15 more laps to go. The gap to Massa: 16 seconds.
57Guillaume RocquelinSebastian VettelThe situation is this: you’ve got Kimi ahead of you. He’s going to the end like this. Your tyres are 13 laps fresher than his. That’s it. But he’s ahead on the road. Next point: Mark, who’s ahead now, will have to stop and fit the [softs. He’ll come back behind you on fresh [softs]. Depending on where he comes out, he’ll be quick, could be challenging as well. So you’re racing Raikkonen ahead, Webber behind.
58Rob SmedleyFelipe Massa14.5 seconds gap behind and there are 14 laps to go.
58Dave RobsonJenson ButtonThis pace is still strong and the gap to Massa is 14.5 seconds,
59Peter BonningtonLewis HamiltonCan you go diff entry four, diff high speed four.
59Lewis HamiltonPeter BonningtonHey man, I’m trying to focus here, I’m happy with the way the car is. Do you want me to increase pace?
59Peter BonningtonLewis HamiltonJust keep doing what you’re doing at the moment.
59Simon RennieMark WebberBox, Mark. Clutch 14.
60Mark SladeKimi RaikkonenOK to use the overtake button to defend your position.
60Simon RennieMark WebberYou’re clear of Alonso. Clutch nine.
60Peter BonningtonLewis HamiltonAll the temperatures look good if you’re happy with the tyres. We could do with another half second just to make everything nice and safe.
61Tim WrightCharles PicRain position three for temperatures.
61Simon RennieMark WebberThese tyres should be good ’til the end, you should be able to push to catch Raikkonen and Vettel ahead.
61Guillaume RocquelinSebastian VettelTraffic ahead: Maldonado.
61Dave RobsonJenson ButtonThere are ten more laps to go. Massa is 11 seconds behind. He will catch us on the last lap.
62Andrew MurdochPastor MaldonadoBlue flag for Raikkonen.
62Peter BonningtonLewis HamiltonVettel is in P3, he’s stuck behind Raikkonen. You were two-tenths faster than Raikkonen on the last lap, he’s 12 seconds behind.
63Mark TempleSergio PerezCar in front: Bianchi. Keep this pace up you’re doing a really good job now. This pace is good, we can keep going to the end. Eight more laps after this one.
63Paul DavisonJules BianchiKERS recovery four, Jules.
63Dave RobsonJenson ButtonDefault X11.
64Phil CharlesJean-Eric VergneRelease six.
64Rob SmedleyFelipe MassaRosberg behind starting to push now so I think it’s better to think about him.
65Paul DavisonJules BianchiWe should have another three laps of clear air now.
66Marco SchupbachNico HulkenbergPossible oil right-hand-side before turn two.
66Felipe MassaRob SmedleyRosberg was just beginning to put pressure on Massa when his engine failed.
What is it?
66Rob SmedleyFelipe MassaI think he’s just blown the engine up. Yeah, confirmed, engine problem. So car behind you now is Perez, 24 seconds, so no threat whatsoever from behind. You’re seven seonds behind Button and at the end of this lap there’s five laps to go.
67Guillaume RocquelinSebastian VettelMate you failed 23. So you need to fail 23 again, then fail 22. Fail 23, fail 22. Fail 22 OK but we need to fail 23 as well, to undo what you did. I’m sorry mate, I know it’s a bad time.
68Peter BonningtonLewis HamiltonGap to Raikkonen, 11.4 seconds, you were four tenths faster last lap.
68Sebastian VettelGuillaume RocquelinVettel tries to pass Raikkonen on the outside going into turn four but runs wide.
Hey, he didn’t give me enough room.
68Guillaume RocquelinSebastian VettelUnderstood, get back to him. We’ll talk to Charlie.
69Andrew MurdochPastor MaldonadoBlue flag for Webber.
69Simon RennieMark WebberThere may still be some action ahead so we need to keep pushing mate.
69Mark SladeKimi RaikkonenWe need to save 10% KERS for the final lap.
70Giampiero LambiasePaul di RestaWe are going to retire the car. Straight into the box, please. Stop on your marks and kill the engine. There’s nothing for us to gain there, Paul, by keeping you out any more.
70Paul di RestaGiampiero LambiaseKeep the car on the track at the end of that race that is absolutely appalling. Shocking.
VLPeter BonningtonLewis HamiltonGet in there, Lewis, that’s P1, man.
VLRoss BrawnLewis HamiltonBrilliant job, Lewis, fantastic drive, Brilliant job.
VLLewis HamiltonPeter BonningtonExcellent job this weekend, guys. Thank you so much for all the hard work. Pit stops were fantastic. What a surprise with these tyres. The car was a dream.
VLMark SladeKimi RaikkonenYou need to stop the car at the pit exit, pull over and stop now please. Well done mate absoutely brilliant drive.
VLKimi RaikkonenMark SladeThanks guys. Have a good holiday everybody!
VLGuillaume RocquelinSebastian VettelGood job mate, that’s a good day in the office, good points. Well done.
VLChristian HornerSebastian VettelIt’s OK Seb we lost a lot of the time behind Button after the first stop. Then that bit of damage on the front wing so it’s a good result, another podium, extended the points.
VLSebastian VettelGuillaume RocquelinYeah guys I tried everything. Got stuck behind Button at the beginning, obviously damaged the front wing which wasn’t great, so sorry for that. I tried as hard as I could, was quicker than Raikkonen, but no way past.
VLGuillaume RocquelinSebastian VettelYeah good job mate.
VLSimon RennieMark WebberNice job. Again a very good recovery mate. Finished P4. You certainly made the strategy a lot easier for us with a good first lap.
VLChristian HornerMark WebberThat was a very good recovery, Mark, well done. That was a really strong drive.
VLMark WebberSimon RennieThank you.
VLAyao KomatsuRomain GrosjeanIt was a tough one, we finished P6.
VLDave RobsonJenson ButtonFantastic job. Yellow G3, please. Normal in-lap. That was a superb drive, Jenson, a lot of effort for seventh place but I think there were elements of that drive that were absolutely brilliant. Picking up the tyres, the pace on the [soft] was fantastic: defending, attacking, that was a really good drive.
VLJenson ButtonDave RobsonCheers, Comedy Dave. Yeah all the hard work, all that effort and we get seventh. I think we made some improvements, guys, that’s the positive thing, but there’s still quite a way to go. I think when we get to Spa, a few little updates and this car, we’ll see a much bigger improvement. Well done for all of that hard work, guys, we’re moving forward.
VLDave RobsonJenson ButtonYeah as I said before I think that pace on the [soft] particularly was stunning. Several purple laps through that phase, and to keep that up as long as you did was really, really good.
VLJenson ButtonDave RobsonCheers!
VLMark TempleSergio PerezWe finished P9, it’snot quite what we wanted but still got a good couple of points. We’ll have a look into it and understand why we struggle so much in the first stint. Possibly because we were on used [mediums]. Well done though, great job yesterday and good pace in the last stint and on the [soft[ tyre.
VLAndrew MurdochPastor MaldonadoGreat job we are P10. Just remember to drink something and pick up some rubber on the in-lap.
VLPastor MaldonadoAndrew MurdochGood job guys. There’s no more water in the car!
VLMarco SchupbachNico HulkenbergP11. Hamilton won, Kimi second, Vettel third.
VLNico HulkenbergMarco SchupbachI have the problem again there, that ruined our race. I’m stuck in first gear, the car upshift and then with brake balance and everything it’s too much. Well I don’t know if it’s just me or if that’s difficult.
VLPhil CharlesJean-Eric VergneP12, Jev. Hamilton, Raikkonen, Vettel, Webber top four.
VLJean-Eric VergnePhil CharlesI’m very slow in a straight line.
VLPhil CharlesJean-Eric VergneUnderstood.
VLMarco MatassaDaniel RicciardoP13. Good effort, Daniel. It was not easy today. Thank you for the effort.
VLJuan Pablo RamirezGiedo van der GardeGood job, Giedo, very good job.
VLGiedo van der GardeJuan Pablo RamirezYes! Thank you guys. The last pit stops were completely gone I think I pushed a bit too much. Thanks a lot. The car was really good until last pit stops. We still understand the tyres a little bit more but thank you, good job. Perfect pit stops. Thanks guys.
VLPaul DavisonJules BianchiGood job mate not an easy race we finished P16. Pic was P15, Van der Garde P14 and Max was in P18. Correction Max P17. So Max did a 28.1 he just had one lap of free air towards the end of the race.

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58 comments on “2013 Hungarian Grand Prix team radio transcript”

  1. That lotus chassis is something… “Target plus 10” squeaking out 10 extra laps on these tires is nothing to sneeze at.

    1. Looking at the lap time of both seb and webber, both of them could’ve run to the end as well.

      Kimi had been saving his tire right from the beginning on his final stint as evidence cause he didn’t pace particularly fast while he was on fresh set.

      And this is hungary where traffic and overtaking is not easy.

    2. JP (@jonathanproc)
      2nd August 2013, 21:52

      I think this message is the equivalent of the “Switching to plan B” messages we often here. I think this was the call to swap to a 2 stop.

    3. In case you forget, Kimi used to target +70 when he won 2005 Hungarian GP. He was dominant when the tyres must last ENTIRE race, so what the meaning of +10 for him.

  2. I love the ? next to ‘Dave’ when he radioed Kimi. Does anyone know who this ‘Dave’ is?

    1. Probably the one who beat Goliath :)

  3. It is astonishing how Alonso drives silently race after race. Not a single transmission. One of the last I remember was that incident with Perez at Monaco.
    Also, some may note the comment to Maldonado in the VL:

    Great job we are P10. Just remember to drink something and pick up some rubber on the in-lap.

    Are they in dire need of weight?

    1. I’m sure there are transmissions, we’re just not hearing them.

      1. probably but way less than the others. I read he had a DRS activation problem and was told when to use it. But we cannot see any here :/

    2. All the drivers are told to pick up on the in-lap. Best to have that extra weight just in case.

    3. It seems that he is a robot and just being programmed:-)
      But I’m really curious why there isn’t a single word? It’s not because SF try to keep everything secret:-) because Rob Smedley and Felipe do talk.

    4. I strongly doubt the amount of conversations between Stella-Alonso is any less than those of others. The most probable reason is that they talk in Italian, as pointed out several times before, and presumably the person who controls the channel doesn’t speak the language, at least not fluently. Not many TV commentators all around the world would understand their messages as well. Hence little coverage of their team radio.

      Does the transcriber of these speak Italian by the way? If not, it’s practically impossible to put their messages here after all?

    5. Yes, they are very much in need of weight. They lose a lot of weight throughout the race; both the car and driver lose a lot of fluid, and the tires become lighter as they wear out. There is a weight check during post-race testing, so the drivers pick up as much rubber as they can during the VL so that they can make up for the lost weight and meet the post-race requirements.

      1. @ndhanik Seems strange that they’d ask him to have a drink since it’s the combined weight of the driver and the car that needs to be within spec.

    6. @spoutnik Fernando saves his words to speak to journalists!

  4. Really, have Ferrari got some private deal with the FOM to not publish Alonso’s radio messages? It’s beyond peculiar how in race after race we see absolutely nothing between him and his engineer.

    1. Alonso and his engineer speak, AFAIK, mostly in Italian, ergo….

      I believe it is done entirely in purpose, so that their info is not aired, or less likely to do so. If they switch to English, it’s a choice which is taken for a reason.

      1. I meant on purpose…

      2. Even if that’s true (and I doubt it is, as why aren’t Massa and his engineer doing the same thing) Italian is a widely spoken language. it’s not like they’re speaking in some obscure dialect known only to a few hundred tribesmen in the remote reaches of the Amazon rain forest. At least I assume they’re not doing that.

        Also, many other drivers can speak other languages. Vettel can speak German, Italian, French and English. Kim speaks Finnish. Even Webber speaks Australian! But everyone except Alonso (presumably) talks in English during the race?

        1. I imagine it’s also what languages do both the driver and the engineer speak… I don’t think Rob Smedley speaks anything but English. There is an agreement for broadcasting purposes that all the transmissions be in English… but Ferrari could care less.

          1. Smedley speaks Italian as well

    2. I am expecting some people to blame Alonso and Ferrari of breaking some technical regulation by speaking in Italian over the team radio… :)

      1. @puneethvb I don’t know if some commentator or journalist said that was the case at some point because there did seem to be quite a lot of people who believed it was the case a while ago. However they seem to have been disabused of the notion now, I haven’t seen a comment along those lines on here for a while.

      2. It would be quite ridiculous for Alonso/Ferrari to break a rule by speaking a different language. It’s an Italian team with a driver who can speak Italian. I say let the teams and drivers converse in whatever language they please.

    3. I don’t know if you guys remember, but last year on the Brazilian GP, the FOM actually put subtitles for something Fernando said, it was a one off and I’ve never seen it before or since.

      Unfortunately I can’t remember if he was speaking Italian or English or what lap it happened for that matter, maybe I’ll watch it again later on.

      1. I’ve checked it now, it was on lap 28 during the safety car and Alonso was indeed speaking Italian.
        That shows that the FOM have the capability to translate and show Ferrari’s messages in real time, so @imarlab the language is not an excuse, now I’m starting to wonder myself if there really is an agreement between them, strange!

        1. Good research job! I did not remember that situation…

          In any case, I also heard the real best way to avoid being “on air” was to use strong language…which I know for a fact Alonso does….in Italian!!

  5. I like “we left the track” (explaining Grosjean’s penalty to him) – good team spirit, collective responsibility and all that.

    1. I agree, @tomsk. Glad someone else picked up on that!

    2. @tomsk I wonder if they said that after he collecting several cars in Spa last year or running into Webber at Suzuka last year? :P

      Komatsu to Grosjean: “We stuffed up and took out half the field, that’s why we received the grid place penalty for the next race.”

  6. Alonso didn’t talk a word all race. May be there is some truth to the Red Bull rumors then…

    1. He talks plenty, just in Italian, so it doesn’t get transcribed or broadcast.

      1. @raceprouk Just to be clear, if it gets broadcast, it gets transcribed.

        1. I think one “Fail 22 for Webber” is missing though if I recall correctly. It came right after the message to Vettel.

      2. where do you get your info from Dave?

        1. From the TV coverage

          1. so how do you know Alonso ‘talks plenty’ if it doesn’t get broadcast on the TV coverage?

          2. Because the presenters and commentators say so. Is that really so hard to figure out?

          3. ah okay, sorry i thought you had a special feed direct from Ferrari for a minute! and yes it is hard to figure out as i didn’t think that the commentators and presenters have access to any more Team Radio than that which is broadcast.

  7. 70 Giampiero Lambiase Paul di Resta We are going to retire the car. Straight into the box, please. Stop on your marks and kill the engine. There’s nothing for us to gain there, Paul, by keeping you out any more.
    70 Paul di Resta Giampiero Lambiase Keep the car on the track at the end of that race that is absolutely appalling. Shocking.

    Any idea what Di Resta’s means by this comment?

  8. Alonso’s radio messages are in Italian mostly as has been said before, so to those constantly reiterating “why don’t Alonso’s radio messages appear” that is the most probable explanation.

    Looking through Vettel’s radio transcripts reminds me of just how frustrating a race it must’ve been being stuck behind other cars, the front wing damage, constant cooling requirements and having technical problems whilst in a battle for position. So really considering some of the bad strategy decisions et all 3rd wasn’t really a bad result.

    1. OmarR-Pepper (@)
      3rd August 2013, 0:43

      @vettel1 the best of all is that Kimi, even being consistent every race, is not going to become a “real” contender unless starts winning a couple of races. I’m betting all to him in Spa, he had there a victory (in 2009) when Ferrari was not the best car. Probably this time he wins there.
      About the other contenders, some people forget Hungary is one of the “exception of the rule” tracks, very hot and very narrow. Hamilton had a great win but I don’t think Mercedes can keep up with the good job. Alonso is always a challenge but this year he’s becoming less threatening. So 3rd was the best way for Vettel to reduce damages. Now comes Japan, India, Korea, 3 pressumably strong tracks for Sebastian, even Brazil can be on his side.

      1. @omarr-pepper I still maintain Kimi will be the main title threat to Vettel if indeed Lotus keep up in the development race for as you’ve said he’s been very consistent which isn’t as true of Hamilton and Mercedes. They are definitely on an upward trajectory it seems though so don’t take my word for that ;)

        On Vettel at Brazil though, interestingly Brazil has really not been a very happy place for him during his Red Bull days: in 2009 he had a wretched qualifying due to the tropical storm, in 2011 he had the gearbox problems which led him to lose an almost certain win to Webber and in 2012 obviously he had the tangle with Senna. So although Red Bull have seemingly been very strong there (two one-twos in a row in 2010-2011 and a win in 2009) the pendulum has never seemingly seemed to swing in Vettel’s favour.

      2. @omarr-pepper if Mercedes make their tyres last at Spa, Hamilton is the one to beat.

    2. So imagine Webbers frustration after a poor start Max, @vettel1

      1. @hohum I know: Red Bull really didn’t have a great weekend all-round!

  9. I’m looking at di Resta’s comments on lap 70 and I’m not quite sure what he means – could someone explain? Is he having another jab at his team or just cursing their bad luck?

    1. I think he was venting at not finishing the race? He deserves better than what he’s getting at the moment. The cynic in me wouldn’t be surprised if he gets a pay bonus related to % of races completed etc and the team want to save that money! Pure speculation on my part though

    2. Sounded like he meant they should leave the car in Hungary because the pace was so bad he doesn’t want to drive the car in that condition again. Kinda fluffed the wording though.

    3. It seems he felt that retiring the car on the final lap was an unnecessarily disheartening and weak-looking way to end to end a race, when they may as well at least be seen to cross the line.

    4. @jackysteeg I think he was referring to a car that had retired towards the end of the race and that was left on the side of the track. I’m not sure who’s car though?

  10. Lap 40: Hulk – Why did we pit that lap? Because I was getting back into a good rhythm. Just Perez and the Ferrari cost time. We could have extended.

    Hulkenberg is a great racer. He is one of the guys that gets the bit between his teeth and just goes for it. Not like some others that constantly whine on the radio…

    Lap 16 – Rob Smeddley to Massa – We need to get past as soon as possible, he’s going to ruin everything. You need to do everything you can.

    Sometimes I wonder if Ferrari “need” to baby Massa… This radio communication is verging on telling Massa to do whatever, and might even suggests to go beyond the limits of the car to overtake on a circuit that is renown for its inability to overtake.

  11. Does anyone have any idea what that “fail 23, fail 22” issue is about?

    1. As I read it, it’s probably a command or setting on the steering wheel. He was supposed to set/execute Fail 22, but he instead did 23 by accident. So he would need to undo that setting, and then do 22. Maybe it’s KERS related? Supposedly Webber had been told the same thing. Could also maybe be heat related.

      1. That’s how I read it as well. If I remember the explanation from the Sauber steering wheel correctly, they have to turn one knob to Fail, then another knob to 2, and another knob to 2, and then execute (may be different for RBR). Easy to see how it can go wrong.

    2. I think it is a coded message to express disappointment with the result.

  12. Still FAR too much tyre management going on. And McLaren being ecstatic with 7th just shows how torrid their season has been.

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