“There was no sign of that happening”: British GP team radio highlights

2017 British Grand Prix

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Sebastian Vettel said he had no indication his tyre was close to failing in the closing stages of the British Grand Prix.

Rain was a concern before the race began but none fell before the chequered flag.

To Vandoorne: “There’s nothing on the radar but can’t guarantee it will stay dry. Showers could build up during the race.”

Hamilton: “How’s the weather looking?”
“Still expect it to be dry for quite a while.”

It was a disappointing day for Jolyon Palmer who didn’t even get to start his home race.

Palmer: “Ah, BBW failure, brake pedal going long.”
“Understood, we’re looking at it.”
Palner: “Box of neutrals. I’ve got a hydraulic problem.”
“Go to neutral and stop the car.”
Palmer: “Copy.”

To Raikkonen: “OK extra formation lap Kimi.”

Verstappen: “Sebastian’s brake drum is on fire.”

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The Toro Rosso drivers collided on the first lap. Each blamed the other, though it was Daniil Kvyat who collected a penalty.

Kvyat: “He just turned into me.”

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“All OK with the car Carlos?”
Sainz: “Yeah all OK. You can tell Danny he did a very good job there.”
“OK, are you able to continue?”
Sainz: “No, car is broken.”

Grosjean: “Massa pushed me very deep to turn six. I almost had to go on the grass to avoid the contact.”
“OK understood.”

To Raikkonen: “Think about Hamilton and what he does normally with restarts.”

Daniel Ricciardo went off while trying to climb through the field, losing several places.

“OK Daniel is the car OK? Question.”
Ricciardo: “[Censored by FOM] knows. Think it survived.”

Grosjean: “Man I got… they pushed me again off-track.”
“OK understood.”

“Hamilton: “De-rates.”
“OK Lewis we’ll keep monitoring.”

The Sauber drivers also clashed.

Ericsson: “He pushed me wide two corners in a row, come on. I give the space.”
“OK Marcus, crack on with the race, push.”

Kvyat was furious about his drive-through penalty for rejoining the track in an unsafe fashion.

“Box, Danny.”
Kvyat: “What a [censored by FOM] [censored by FOM].”

Kvyat: “This is [censored by FOM] Formula 1 it’s not [censored by FOM] [censored by FOM] racing. [Censored by FOM] [censored by FOM].”

Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen clashed while disputing third place.

Verstappen: “He wants to play bumper cars or something.”
To Vettel: “Get him next lap.”

Vettel: “That was another move on the braking.”
“Copy that understood.”

To Bottas: “So this is your chance, Valtteri, just get the hammer down.”

“Fernando is the lap time loss due to deg?”
Alonso: “Yes. I want off in turn 15. Not because I am sleeping. Box, box.”

To Hamilton: “OK Lewis it’s going to be very close with Valtteri.”

Raikkonen: “There is something jumping in the cockpit. Something is loose, I don’t know what.”

To Alonso: “OK Fernando box now we need to retire.”

“Nice job. Magnussen next on old softs.”
Ricciardo: “Who’s next?”
“Next car ahead Hulkenberg, he can do 33.1s.”

To Vandoorne: “Cars ahead are fighting, there’s going to be opportunities Stoff.”

Valtteri Bottas overtook Sebastian Vettel for a place on the podium

“Great job.”
Bottas: “Copy. Minimal talking please.”

Vettel: “I have no front grip.”

“Bottas 6.5 behind. Last lap 31.0. Obviously you had a blue.”
Raikkonen: “Yeah put on the right numbers [censored by FOM] 1.5 all the time.”

Disaster struck the Ferrari drivers at the end of the race as both suffered punctures.

Raikkonen: “[Censored by FOM] me my left-front tyre is broke.”

Vettel: “Well there was no sign of that happening. Sorry. I had vibrations but I had it for like 20 laps. It didn’t look massively worse. The tyres didn’t look good but they never looks good.”
“From our side it was instantaneous.”

The full race radio transcript will be published later this week.

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6 comments on ““There was no sign of that happening”: British GP team radio highlights”

  1. Not because I am sleeping.


  2. Kvyat: “This is [censored by FOM] Formula 1 it’s not [censored by FOM] [censored by FOM] racing. [Censored by FOM] [censored by FOM.”

    I have quite a good imagination, but it is hard to put this one together!

    1. @mike-dee I reckon I might be pretty spot on with all bar the last one.

  3. Payback Vettel, you surely deserve this tyre hiccup for your naughty behaviour, in the end Hamilton suffered same misfortunes so no big deal.

    1. great insight, thanks for your comment.

  4. Kvyat is obviously trying to be the first F1 driver to have a team message broadcast by FOM which is made up entirely of bleeps…

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