Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Interlagos, 2015

2015 Brazilian Grand Prix team radio transcript

2015 Brazilian Grand Prix

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For the second race in a row the fight for supremacy at Mercedes was as much a contest on the radio as it was on the track.

As in Mexico, Lewis Hamilton was eager for Mercedes to put him on a different strategy to give him a chance of passing his team mate, but his strategists stuck to their policy of using similar tactics for both cars.

Sergio Perez, Force India, Interlagos, 2015
Perez: “Horrible race”
Meanwhile Nico Rosberg ahead was kept abreast of the threat from his team mate behind and, in the closing stages, the traffic he was approaching which threatened to help Hamilton get within range.

Hamilton wasn’t the only driver getting frustrated on the radio. Once again Fernando Alonso’s aggravation was clear, particularly when he was delayed when Jenson Button was given a preferential pit stop call.

Max Verstappen impressed with some of his overtaking moves in Brazil but inside the cockpit he was clearly annoyed with the irregular power delivery from his Renault which cost him some of his hard-won places.

Among those who passed him was Romain Grosjean, who had words of encouragement for his countrymen on the radio after the terrorist attack in Paris on Friday.

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2015 Brazilian Grand Prix team radio transcript

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PRPeter BonningtonLewis HamiltonSo just caution on the pit entry for team personnel.
PRCarlos Sainz JnrMarco MatassaSainz’s car broke down as he left the pits to go on his reconnaissance lap.
The car turned off by itself. I don’t know what happened.
PRMarco MatassaCarlos Sainz JnrWe will let you know, stay in the car.
PRMarco MatassaCarlos Sainz JnrCarlos we are still looking at it, stay in the car please, stay in the car.
PRMarco MatassaCarlos Sainz JnrP1 Carlos P1, and then P0. P1, P0.
PRCarlos Sainz JnrMarco MatassaOK and then P1 again or not?
PRMarco MatassaCarlos Sainz JnrNo stay in P0, stay in P0. We will bring the car back and then we will start from the pitlane.
PRCarlos Sainz JnrMarco MatassaWhat is happening?
PRMarco MatassaCarlos Sainz JnrIt is not fully clear for us now so we are looking in the data. As soon as we will have the car back we will do some more checks. So for the moment stay in the car please, we will bring the car here in the garage, and then we will start from the pit lane.
PRCarlos Sainz JnrMarco MatassaOK who is coming to pick me up and all that?
PRMarco MatassaCarlos Sainz JnrMarshalls.
PRCarlos Sainz JnrMarco MatassaSo I stay in the car?
PRMarco MatassaCarlos Sainz JnrYes please, stay there. We have to wait that the pit lane closes, so in about ten minutes.
PRCarlos Sainz JnrMarco MatassaSighs
OK.
PRJenson ButtonTom StallardYeah everything is OK with the car. There seems to be a reasonable amount of front grip, I think it might be the wind change.
PRCarlos Sainz JnrMarco MatassaDo you want me to go back to P0 and wait until they take me back?
PRMarco MatassaCarlos Sainz JnrYes please, stay in P0 and do not go out from the car. See you here in the garage, do not go out from the car please.
PRCarlos Sainz JnrMarco MatassaOK.
PRMarco MatassaCarlos Sainz JnrIt is about six minutes to pit lane close.
PRCarlos Sainz JnrMarco MatassaOK then, we will lose communication from now on then. Ciao.
PRMarco MatassaCarlos Sainz JnrCiao.
PRLewis HamiltonPeter BonningtonGenerally the balance feels… definitely got a strong end already. The high speed, feels like it has got a pretty good front end.
PRErik SchuivensMarcus EricssonDrivers please proceed to the front of the grid for the minute of silence first, and then the national anthem.
PRRomain GrosjeanJulien
Simon-Chautemps
OK Dave we need Romain at the front of the grid, we need Romain at the front of the grid.
PRPeter BonningtonLewis HamiltonOK so still the wind is quite low, feeling gusty into turn one. Track temp, now we have this cloud cover, is dropping so it’s dropped down to mid-40’s now so we’ve lost a few degrees already.
PRTim WrightSergio PerezOK so so far the only medium starter we have is  Maldonado and Sainz will be starting from the pit lane.
1Carlos Sainz JnrMarco MatassaHaving started from the pits, a recurrence of the same problem ends Sainz’s race.
I have no power.
1Marco MatassaCarlos Sainz JnrOK engine off, pull off the track, pull off the track Carlos if you can.
1Jonathan EddollsValtteri BottasBlend one, brilliant start.
4Xevi PujolarMax VerstappenOK try to stay in the DRS with Perez.
4Felipe NasrCraig GardinerI need more straight line speed.
4Craig GardinerFelipe NasrAD2.
5Julien
Simon-Chautemps
Romain GrosjeanWell done, keep pushing.
6Nico HulkenbergBrad JoyceTyres feel pretty consistent, I could go a bit faster but get stuck here. It’s pretty good, a bit of understeer in the car which is good.
6Valtteri BottasJonathan EddollsEverything still consistent with the tyres.
7Jonathan EddollsValtteri BottasGood info, this is looking great. Just keep pulling away from Kvyat behind, this is working well.
7Gianpiero LambiaseDaniil KvyatTry to break Hulk’s DRS Dani.
8Tom StallardJenson ButtonAny feedback on the tyres?
8Jenson ButtonTom StallardHolding on OK.
8Riccardo AdamiSebastian VettelWas a good lap, keep pushing.
9Simon RennieDaniel RicciardoWe need to get through these Manors quickly.
10Kimi RaikkonenDavid GreenwoodYeah it’s bad I have no front end in the last turn, last corner and the rear is sliding, the whole car is sliding.
10David GreenwoodKimi RaikkonenUnderstood, understood.
10Dave RobsonFelipe MassaAnd we are box this lap, box this lap.
10Felipe MassaDave RobsonOK.
11Simon RennieDaniel RicciardoOK Daniel cars are starting to pit around us, might be traffic at pit exit, we might be close to some cars at pit exit.
12Simon RennieDaniel RicciardoOK Daniel we need to keep doing good laps now, still one or two cars will pit around us.
13Tony RossNico RosbergSo box, box, box, remember left-hand magic.
13Peter BonningtonLewis HamiltonOK Lewis it won’t be long now so let’s pick up the pace.
14Tony RossNico RosbergPushing two out of three to start off with.
14Tim WrightSergio PerezCheco we need half a second to Massa and Nico, half a second a lap.
15Peter BonningtonLewis HamiltonOK Lewis it’s Hammertime. And box box, box box.
15Nico HulkenbergBrad JoyceBack end feels pretty poor, very unstable.
16Brad JoyceNico HulkenbergYeah high rear tyre temperatures, go up on diff, go up on diff.
17Romain GrosjeanJulien
Simon-Chautemps
Those brakes don’t brake.
17David GreenwoodKimi RaikkonenOK Kimi, race situation obviously P4. Gap to Bottas is healthy at the minute, seven and a half seconds. Our plan is to extend this stint slightly, so we will go longer than planned on this stint.
17Dave RobsonFelipe MassaOK Felipe this is good, we are on plan A, plan A. What you’re doing is good. Very good.
18Xevi PujolarMax VerstappenJust control the gap with Grosjean behind. A long stint.
19Tony RossNico RosbergLewis is trying quite hard.
21Lewis HamiltonPeter BonningtonIn this race, my tyres are not going to last.
22Kimi RaikkonenDavid Greenwood[Censored by FOM] these Manors are not moving out of the way.
22David GreenwoodKimi RaikkonenUnderstood Kimi, understood.
23David GreenwoodKimi RaikkonenAnd multi-function turbo eight, multi-function turbo eight. Sorry for all the changes, we’re just trying to get this new engine set up.
24Peter BonningtonLewis HamiltonAnd degradation Lewis looks very low on all cars, including ourselves.
24Lewis HamiltonPeter BonningtonImpossible to follow at this track.
25Tim WrightSergio PerezMaldonado ahead on mediums from the start. 22 lap mediums.
25Valtteri BottasJonathan EddollsFrom my side all OK just can’t go any quicker if we want to do plan A.
26Jonathan EddollsValtteri BottasCopy that, you’re maintaining the gap to the car behind. So this is all looking good, just keep doing what you’re doing, everything is coming to us.
26Tom StallardJenson ButtonAnd Jenson state of storage is quite low, just be careful with the pack.
26Jenson ButtonTom StallardYeah I know but it’s a bit tricky right now.
27Tim WrightSergio PerezWe will need to overtake Maldonado.
28Daniil KvyatGianpiero LambiaseGet out of the [censored by FOM] way.
29Peter BonningtonLewis HamiltonHamilton tried to get his team to put him on a different strategy to Rosberg.
OK Lewis I think converting to plan B would be a bad idea, that would drop us behind both Ferraris who are still doing 16.6s.
29Lewis HamiltonPeter BonningtonOK can you get me on a different strategy then somehow? Impossible to overtake. I’m faster but I can’t get close.
31Sergio PerezTim WrightThey are not getting out of the way.
31Julien
Simon-Chautemps
Romain GrosjeanOK Romain your pace is still good, your pace is still good. Keep mid-three and keep Verstappen under pressure if you…
31Lewis HamiltonPeter BonningtonGuys you need to come up with some other solution I’m telling you.
31Peter BonningtonLewis HamiltonLewis the only other real option to protect the P2 and try and go for the win, is to stretch this stint long and just put us on a tyre offset at the end. Still be on the same tyre but just different tyre age.
33Craig GardinerFelipe NasrThis is good Felipe, this is good, keep it up. Let’s get Ricciardo.
33Simon RennieDaniel RicciardoBox Daniel box, keep it smooth, box this lap.
34Peter BonningtonLewis HamiltonVettel switched to a three-stop strategy which led Mercedes to change both their drivers’ tactics.
OK Lewis so it’s Hammertime, Vettel has just stopped so it’s all kicking off now. You can have strat mode five, one more lap.
34Peter BonningtonLewis HamiltonAnd box box, box box.
35Jenson ButtonTom StallardButton noticed he was about to be lapped by Hamilton and suggested to McLaren they should make his pit stop now to avoid him losing time.
If you’re thinking of an early pit stop think about it.
35Tom StallardJenson ButtonOK Jenson let’s do it, box this lap.
35Jenson ButtonTom StallardBox this lap? Good idea.
35Mark TempleFernando AlonsoAnd box this lap, confirm.
36Tony RossNico RosbergSo Nico, we are going plan B, we are going plan B.
36Nico RosbergTony RossWhat happened to Lewis at the end of the stint, did his tyres degrade?.
36Tony RossNico RosbergAffirm, affirm, couldn’t keep the pace. But the stints will now be shorter Nico, the stints will now be shorter.
36Fernando AlonsoMark TempleAlonso was unhappy that his pit stop was delayed because Button made his early.
Yeah box now, you know. We’ve been lapped this lap, so I don’t know what it’s you’re waiting for or if you want me to lose even more time.
37Mark TempleFernando AlonsoWe had to let Jenson go first, Jenson had priority, Hamilton close behind.
38Erik SchuivensMarcus EricssonDo we have any damage?
38Marcus EricssonErik SchuivensI have quite a big hit on the left rear.
38Erik SchuivensMarcus EricssonOK copy that, continue you’re still ahead of Button who is now exiting the box.
38Marcus EricssonErik SchuivensHow does it look on data?
39Erik SchuivensMarcus EricssonWe’ll check, you keep driving and keep us informed.
40Jenson ButtonTom StallardIs there any way of making the high speed more understeer?
40Tom StallardJenson ButtonJenson we are maxed out on diff, we are maxed out.
52Sebastian VettelRiccardo AdamiI can stay out a bit more, tyres are good. In general I prefer the [soft] and they don’t seem to have big deg.
42Daniil KvyatGianpiero LambiaseFront locking is out of control. I have a flat spot, it’s too bad I think.
42Gianpiero LambiaseDaniil KvyatWe think it’s OK to carry on Dani.
42Max VerstappenXevi PujolarI’m seriously losing so much speed on the straight.
43Xevi PujolarMax VerstappenCopy that Max.
43Sergio PerezTim WrightI’m losing a lot of power on the straights, I’m very slow on the straights.
43Erik SchuivensMarcus EricssonOK Marcus, at the moment we are not racing anybody, everybody is quite far away.
45Max VerstappenXevi PujolarVerstappen complained he was getting clipping due to insufficient power from his MGU-K.
Seriously we have to do something, we are clipping way too much [unclear].
45Xevi PujolarMax VerstappenCopy that Max, just keep calm, many laps to go.
45Jenson ButtonTom StallardDid everybody else stay on the other strategy?.
46Tom StallardJenson ButtonJenson most cars are on prime but we believe most cars are also plan B.
46Max VerstappenXevi PujolarIt’s a [censored by FOM] joke, seriously.
46Xevi PujolarMax VerstappenMany laps to go, many laps to go.
48Riccardo AdamiSebastian VettelOkay box Sebastian, box.
48Tony RossNico RosbergSo box box box.
48Gianpiero LambiaseDaniil KvyatNice work Dani, really nice work. OK so settle down, there’s a long sting left and like I say your tyres are fresher than Hulk’s, all to play for at the end.
49Brad JoyceNico HulkenbergInformation, Kvyat pushed his tyres hard to get Maldonado and on his first laps. Previous stint he was gentle on the introduction.
49Nico HulkenbergBrad JoyceCopy.
50Peter BonningtonLewis HamiltonSo box box, box box.
50Mark SladePastor MaldonadoMaldonado was penalised for hitting Ericsson.
We are boxing this lap, you have a five second penalty for the touching Ericsson, it will be a slow stop.
50Tony RossNico RosbergThere is a lot of traffic to get through, we want to keep that gap to Lewis.
51Gianpiero LambiaseDaniil KvyatOK Dani so Hulkenberg has started to ramp up his pace, so probably a bit too close at this stage.
51Nico RosbergTony RossHas he stopped?
51Tony RossNico RosbergYes, affirm, Lewis has stopped, he’s two seconds behind.
51Tony RossNico RosbergLewis is trying hard Nico so his wear will be the same as yours if you push at the same pace.
52Kimi RaikkonenDavid GreenwoodThe McLaren should give away.
52David GreenwoodKimi RaikkonenCopy Kimi, copy, he should be getting a blue.
52Tom StallardJenson ButtonAnd Jenson we’ll stick with target minus four.
52Jenson ButtonTom StallardOh stop talking to me in the braking zone! You need to speak to me, you’ve got the whole straight.
52Tom StallardJenson ButtonPush now Jenson push now. And Jenson box this lap, box this lap. [Soft] tyre.
53Tom StallardJenson ButtonOK Jenson we need to let Raikkonen past, Alonso close behind him.
53Jenson ButtonTom StallardOK but he looks so far behind.
54Daniel RicciardoSimon RennieThat was fun.
55Simon RennieDaniel RicciardoYeah nice job mate, next car ahead is Verstappen, let’s get amongst it.
55Tony RossNico RosbergSo you’re safe to Lewis by three seconds. There’s a lot of traffic to get through, we want to keep that gap to Lewis.
55Nico HulkenbergBrad JoyceIt is getting quite dark, so maybe showers soon.
56Lewis HamiltonPeter BonningtonI think I’ve damaged my floor.
56David GreenwoodKimi RaikkonenOK Kimi so race situation, solid P4 at the minute. Seb is 13 seconds up the road, also on [mediums], going to the end.
57Simon RennieDaniel RicciardoLet’s stick on the back of Hamilton.
57Tony RossNico RosbergSo gap is 1.7 to Lewis, just manage that gap.
57Nico RosbergTony RossDon’t talk anymore.
58Valtteri BottasJonathan EddollsThis set of tyres is working better than the last one at lower temps.
58Jonathan EddollsValtteri BottasCopy that, all good our side to end as well.
58Peter BonningtonLewis HamiltonAero data looks fine, no problems.
59Sebastian VettelRiccardo AdamiWhat’s the weather forecast because it is looking a bit darker now.
59Riccardo AdamiSebastian VettelShould be dry until the end, just a little overcast.
60Mark TempleFernando AlonsoLet’s go G5, G5.
60Fernando AlonsoMark TempleI have no [unclear]. There is no G5 [unclear] you have to lose more time. Maybe I want to stay out, because this is ridiculous.
60Mark TempleFernando AlonsoOK Fernando, we want to come in this lap, we will be doing the same number of laps on the next set as in this stint.
63Simon RennieDaniel RicciardoOK mate, so we’re going to have to do it again, let’s do him.
63Nico HulkenbergBrad JoyceIt’s getting quite dark so maybe showers soon.
63Peter BonningtonLewis HamiltonCopy, we’re looking into it.
64Tim WrightSergio PerezCheco your pace is better than Verstappen ahead of Maldonado ahead of him.
64Dave RobsonFelipe MassaOK Felipe so we’re going to box this lap, box now.
64Felipe MassaDave RobsonWhy?
64Dave RobsonFelipe MassaSo it’s a free pit stop Felipe, free pit stop.
65Gianpiero LambiaseDaniil KvyatGot to keep it clean, you know where Dani.
65Mark TempleFernando AlonsoLet’s make sure we bring it home.
65Peter BonningtonLewis HamiltonOK Lewis aero data looks fine, no problems.
66Gianpiero LambiaseDaniil KvyatAlways an opportunity here Dani.
66Erik SchuivensMarcus EricssonTen more laps, keep it up.
67Dave RobsonFelipe MassaOK Felipe so still two seconds a lap quicker than Hulkenberg, so we will catch him on the last lap.
67Jenson ButtonTom StallardHow are our brake temps? Because I can smell brakes.
67Tom StallardJenson ButtonJenson our brakes are all good, no concerns over our brakes. Maybe it’s Nasr.
68Gianpiero LambiaseDaniil KvyatMulti two, position ten, that is increased performance.
69Lewis HamiltonPeter BonningtonMy tyres have gone off.
69Peter BonningtonLewis HamiltonOK copy Lewis, Vettel car behind 11 seconds, no threat there.
70Simon RennieDaniel RicciardoOK Daniel so Verstappen and Maldonado messing around losing time ahead of us. You will catch them. Let’s do them.
70Simon RennieDaniel RicciardoOK Daniel so you’re going to get one more good run down the main straight so you need to be as close as possible this time.
71Daniil KvyatGianpiero LambiaseOh, front locking is horrible.
71Sergio PerezTim WrightIt’s all ok with the car? I feel the rear rolling a lot.
71Tim WrightSergio PerezCheco we are looking, we are looking. Continue, continue.
VLNico RosbergTony RossWoohoo! Yeah guys! Awesome!
VLTony RossNico RosbergBrilliant drive, Nico.
VLPeter BonningtonLewis HamiltonP2 I’m afraid, but we all know how hard it is to follow around here.
VLLewis HamiltonPeter BonningtonFantastic job this weekend guys, thank you so much.
VLPeter BonningtonLewis HamiltonThanks Lewis, appreciate the thought.
VLDavid GreenwoodKimi RaikkonenOK Kimi good job. So P4, good management of the tyres to get the two-stop to work.
VLValtteri BottasJonathan EddollsThank guys well done, just our car was not quick enough today. Good job, guys. Two weeks’ time could be better.
VLJonathan EddollsValtteri BottasIt will, for sure. Just for info Valtteri that did secure our third in the championship.
VLBrad JoyceNico HulkenbergChequered flag, great drive mate, well done, that’s a good job.
VLNico HulkenbergBrad JoyceGood job on the strategy guys. Not easy but manageable.
VLBrad JoyceNico HulkenbergThat was a very good final stint mate, real good job.
VLGianpiero LambiaseDaniil KvyatYeah hard luck, we made the strategy stick. Just not enough pace in the straight line to pass the Force India.
VLDaniil KvyatGianpiero LambiaseYeah I think the undercut was very costly for us.
VLFelipe MassaDave RobsonThank you guys, so I guess we are third in the championship so that’s the main thing, the most important thing. But obviously I am not really happy for the whole weekend.
VLJulien
Simon-Chautemps
Romain GrosjeanThat’s it well done Romain, well done, P9. Good job Romain, good job. You did a good race.
VLRomain GrosjeanJulien
Simon-Chautemps
That was fun, that was fun. The car was good! Thank you. Sorry for yesterday but that’s good to recover some more points on Toro Rosso.
VLJulien
Simon-Chautemps
Romain GrosjeanExactly that’s very good. I mean starting 14th finishing 9th that is very good, very good. Vive la France!
VLRomain GrosjeanJulien
Simon-Chautemps
Oui. Allez la France!
VLXevi PujolarMax VerstappenOK Max, P10, good job, good job.
VLMark SladePastor MaldonadoOK Pastor, tough race again, tough race. Anyway…
VLPastor MaldonadoMark SladeQuite tough.
VLMark SladePastor MaldonadoThanks for your efforts, nearly got a point but not quite there. OK, thanks mate.
VLPastor MaldonadoMark SladeQuite tough with the [medium] tyres.
VLMark SladePastor MaldonadoYeah, understood.
VLSimon RennieDaniel RicciardoOK mate, good job today. Tyres-wise it didn’t work out quite how we expected but you did some good overtaking moves today, nice job.
VLDaniel RicciardoSimon RennieYeah just the last three laps, started to struggle a lot just with the right rear so I just couldn’t close up enough on Maldonado.
VLSergio PerezTim WrightYeah man, what a horrible race. Definitely there is something wrong with the car. Very bad balance all the way through. I mean you saw my degradation how poor it was. Yeah, a very, very poor weekend.
VLCraig GardinerFelipe NasrOK Felipe, P14.
VLFelipe NasrCraig GardinerP14?
VLCraig GardinerFelipe NasrP14, P14 yeah.
VLFelipe NasrCraig GardinerHow come?
VLCraig GardinerFelipe NasrYeah we couldn’t keep those places when the Lotus came and the others.

Lap: Approximately the lap the message was broadcast on. There may be a delay between messages being spoken to the driver and being broadcast. PR = pre-race; FL = formation lap; VL = victory lap.
Message: Repetitive or irrelevant messages omitted. Notes in italics. Highlights in bold.

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36 comments on “2015 Brazilian Grand Prix team radio transcript”

  1. Can anyone help me make sense of that message to JB:
    “And Jenson state of storage is quite low, just be careful with the pack”

    I guess “State of storage” refers to the battery charging level which I think is better known as “state of charge”.

    But in how far can the drivers actively manage that?

    1. They’ll probably be able to change the amount of harvesting and deployment via the steering wheel (within limits)

  2. Lewis missed his best chance in the first corner, I am not a driver but I think he should have stayed on the outside of that corner to be in the inside of the next one, he was so gentle in his attack, shame.

    1. As Toto said before the race ‘theres a guy over there [Nico], who needs to finish 2nd in the championship, lewis is aware this is a team exercise’

    2. Yeah, i wished for that too; then Seb would have won!

    3. You can’t win a race in the first corner, but you can easily lose it ;)

      1. @raceprouk knowing that he is already a champion and that he can’t overtake on track he should have tried harder, what I mean is that his first corner attempt was not that convincing, it is like he was faking it.

        If you see kimi’s move on Schumacher in that same corner it should have succeeded (but yes the cars were different).

    4. I’d have thought (expected?) that rather than be on the inside for the next corner, he’d have been on the run-off area. Rosberg would have found a bit of understeer and made sure of that.

      1. Yup, exactly. If I were him i’d be sure to let Lewis know he learnt that dirty trick from him too :-). In fact, I was hoping Lewis would try, just to see him cry foul when he was run wide. Nico be like, see…see?

    5. Nope, the best position is as left as possible on the first corner so you open up the long straight coming up after the second corner.

    6. One should remember Rosberg makes mistakes when under pressure, including last time round in Mexico, where the run off saved him.

      1. So did HAM, in Mexico.

  3. ILuvSoundtracks (@)
    17th November 2015, 14:26

    What was going on with Kvyat at Lap 28?

    1. He was probably lapping the Manors.

    1. Von Smallhausen (@engelbertvonsmallhausen)
      17th November 2015, 16:10

      19 Tony Ross Nico Rosberg Lewis is trying quite hard.
      51 Tony Ross Nico Rosberg Lewis is trying hard Nico so his wear will be the same as yours if you push at the same pace.

      Probably those comments?

    2. see the lines 10, 12, 15, 16 & 17, in http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/120372 I couldn’t find a similar story from Keith, even though I am sure there was one.

    3. “Lewis is trying quite hard.” and
      “Lewis is trying hard Nico so his wear will be the same as yours if you push at the same pace.”

      this was a message that lewis is using extra power config to catch up.

      “What happened to Lewis at the end of the stint, did his tyres degrade?”
      “Affirm, affirm, couldn’t keep the pace. But the stint’s will now be shorter Nico, the stints will now be shorter.”

      Also not sure about this one. This seems info that is not really safety related. But to me there seems to be more information in most messages, then only the words. To all drivers.

  4. When you say about irrelevant messages (At the bottom: “repetitive and irrelevant messages omitted”.) what do you mean? Give an example etc.

    1. @fjbh10 Sometimes the messages are very repetitive – an engineer might say “box” ten times, for instance. These are trimmed back.

      1. Ok thanks.

  5. @keithcollantine There’s a greengrocer’s apostrophe in “But the stint’s will now be shorter Nico”.

    1. @jules-winfield That will not stand! Sorted :-)

  6. Box this lap? Good idea.

    Haha, yes, good idea idea team. ^_^

  7. Are the team experimenting Kimi’s engine setup under the race? Do I mean this well?

    1. SauberS1, Kimi changed engines between qualifying and the race because of possible reliability issues, so he used some older parts in order to avoid a penalty. That’s why his engineer apologized to him during the race because they were still trying to make adjustments as he raced ;). That’s partially why Kimi’s car didn’t perform as well as Sebastian’s, they weren’t running with the exact same engine.

      1. Understood, thank you for the information! :)

      1. Thank you, I didn’t think this possibility… :)

  8. I’m not really sure anything is actually achieved by publishing these transcripts other that to stir up controversy where perhaps none exists.

    Given that it’s not every conversation (is it ?), there’s room for a heap of misinterpretation. I don’t mind hearing them in the race broadcast but delivering the transcripts in print afterwards?

    What’s next from the FIA? “What did Nico really say to Seb in German in the holding room”?

    1. Agreed, only makes sense if all the messages are published so you have context of the message.

    2. @dbradock

      I don’t mind hearing them in the race broadcast but delivering the transcripts in print afterwards?

      What’s the difference?

      As I’ve said before I agree FOM should broadcast all the drivers’ radio in full because they’re insightful, informative and often entertaining. But as they don’t do that, it’s not realistic to expect people to ignore what they do broadcast.

      Besides which, I don’t see any “controversy” which has been “stirred up” here.

      1. I have to say that I look forward to the publication of the transcripts – as noted before . . . we don’t see everything indeed – but it is still interesting. The controversy is not of course in the text it’s self, but in the minds of some people who read between the lines and construe things to suit their opinion or position – the discussions that ensue are also interesting in a way. I like the insight into peoples agenda’s which canbe very different based on the same statement some times – it is a priceless read @keithcollantine – Good Man

        1. I agree. The transcripts are Good.

      2. Strange attitude. If you don’t see the relevance of these transcripts, why read them? I find them useful and interesting because I frequently have difficulty hearing the live broadcast.

  9. The story of his F1 life: “OK Marcus, at the moment we are not racing anybody, everybody is quite far away.”

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