Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Monza, 2017

2017 Italian Grand Prix team radio transcript

2017 Italian Grand Prix

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“I really don’t care any more” was Max Verstappen’s surprising response when asked about the collision with Felipe Massa which ruined his race.

The collision consigned Verstappen to a frustrating afternoon, losing time in traffic and clashing with the Haas drivers. Verstappen wasn’t particularly happy to be given a performance comparison between his lap times and his team mate’s late in the race.

At the front of the field there was little to trouble Lewis Hamilton on his way to his sixth win of the year. Little was heard from Sebastian Vettel’s radio though after the race he revealed an unseen mistake had compromised his second half of the race.

The other Ferrari driver’s problems were more clear from his radio messages, particularly during the first stint when he was unhappy with his car’s balance and pitted early.

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2017 Italian Grand Prix team radio transcript

Lap*DriverMessage
PRTo Max Verstappen

Focus on your balance.
PRTo Romain Grosjean

Kevin reports the practice start box is very dirty on the right-hand side.
PRTo Romain Grosjean

So very close to the white line is very dusty, if you could just face away from it a little bit. For some reason most people are stopping in front of the wrong line.
PRTo Fernando Alonso

OK I’m in position, this time before you guys. All good.
PRFrom Lewis Hamilton

Grip’s quite poor up front where I did the start.
PRTo Lewis Hamilton

Looks OK so let’s start in the same position.
PRTo Daniel Ricciardo

So when you stop at the back of the grid we will jump out at the back of the grid so I’ll see you there.
PRTo Esteban Ocon

And it’ll be to the grid.
PRTo Lance Stroll

OK boxing this lap, through the pit lane, no start. So drive straight through. And pushing ’til turn ten.
PRFrom Lance Stroll

OK.
PRTo Lance Stroll

Check the drinks before you get to the grid.
PRFrom Lance Stroll

Yep, drinks are OK.
PRTo Lewis Hamilton

So one percent. Look for the boys. And you can hop out there.
PRTo Felipe Massa

OK Felipe just watch for the yellow line as they push you into the box.
PRTo Carlos Sainz Jnr

[Unclear] level of understeer through the lap. So the plan is with what we discussed. So for race start minus one on the front wing. Let me know what you’re thinking.
PRTo Carlos Sainz Jnr

The balance on the data is similar to P2 so I agree, stick on the plan.
PRTo Carlos Sainz Jnr

Copy.
PRTo Marcus Ericcson

20 minutes to go. And all cars are on the grid.
PRTo Pascal Wehrlein

Ten minutes to go.
PRTo Marcus Ericcson

Eight minutes, eight.
PRFrom Felipe Massa

OK Felipe radio check.
PRTo Felipe Massa

Yeah radio check, can you hear me.
PRFrom Felipe Massa

Yeah I got you loud and clear.
PRFrom Lewis Hamilton

Radio check.
PRTo Lewis Hamilton

Radio’s loud and clear Lewis. Feedback from the guys, they think four burn-outs but obviously you see how it feels.
PRFrom Lewis Hamilton

Feels like the temperature’s going to keep climbing.
PRTo Lewis Hamilton

Radio check from the garage. Seven minutes to the grid. On those laps to go we think four burn-outs of the usual ones will do. They’re coming up quite nicely.
PRTo Lewis Hamilton

We think track temperatures should peak around this value and then drop away the final laps of the race.
PRFrom Max Verstappen

My drink bottle I can’t get any, I can’t drink.
PRFrom Max Verstappen

Don’t need to drink.
PRTo Esteban Ocon

So I think we want to come down half a turn with the front wing, what’s your thoughts?
PRFrom Esteban Ocon

Because it was cold, the suspension?
PRTo Esteban Ocon

Yeah the suspension was still cold so we should have had more understeer, we feel.
PRTo Max Verstappen

Really work the tyres as hard as you’ve ever worked them before.
PRFrom Max Verstappen

Can I leave the recharge on? Is that not a problem or do I need to switch it off for the rear brakes?
PRTo Max Verstappen

Max it should be OK here but look after the brake temperatures, please.
PRTo Romain Grosjean

Vandoorne ahead of us is super-softs, everyone else around is on softs.
FLFrom Lewis Hamilton

Grip felt pretty poor.
FLTo Daniel Ricciardo

OK so last cars are approaching the grid now.
1To Lewis Hamilton

So Ocon the car behind.
1To Daniil Kvyat

One push overtake available.
1To Lance Stroll

OK go race, use the overtake when you need.
1From Lewis Hamilton

Let me know if I hit target. Grip was terrible.
1To Lewis Hamilton

Affirm you were on target. Ocon car behind, 1.2.
2To Lewis Hamilton

And Ocon 1.5 behind.
2To Daniel Ricciardo

Torque four, front brakes are hot.
2To Valtteri Bottas

Pack is a little on the low side so don’t use overtake for the moment.
2From Romain Grosjean

I think it’s dead, mate.
2To Romain Grosjean

What’s dead, what’s dead?
2From Romain Grosjean

Front wing, it’s gone.
3To Romain Grosjean

Yep understood, understood, let’s see if balance improves as the tyres come up.
3From Romain Grosjean

Yeah I think I lost it. We can try and get three laps like this, let’s see, but it’s definitely gone.
3From Romain Grosjean

OK box next lap, I can’t do this.
3To Romain Grosjean

OK box next lap, we’ll change front wing.
3From Max Verstappen

We have damage, yeah, I think so, front puncture. What the [censored by FOM] is he doing. He just pushed me off the track.
3To Max Verstappen

Copy, Max.
4To Daniel Ricciardo

OK Daniel so we do still need the lift-offs wherever you can until we get on top of it. If you’re not going to make a move a little bit of a lift-off into all the braking zones.
4To Lewis Hamilton

So Valtteri now car behind, three-and-a-half seconds. Last lap 26.3. And we have tyre debris between turn seven and eight.
4To Lewis Hamilton

That debris extends all the way down to 11. Just look out for the debris. Valtteri three-and-a-half behind.
5To Lance Stroll

OK that’s good so just settle into it now. Ocon ahead and Vettel behind, all on the quali tyre.
5To Kimi Raikkonen

Multifunction W3 for more performance.
5From Kimi Raikkonen

I have no idea what you’re talking because you are talking exactly when I’m trying to speak to you.
5To Kimi Raikkonen

Multifunction W3 for more performance, understood.
6To Sergio Perez

Esteban in P3, 27.1, 0.4s faster, he has clear air.
6From Sergio Perez

Copy I’m trying to protect the tyres.
6To Sergio Perez

Even small lift-and-coast is good.
6To Lance Stroll

So we’re happy with the pace to Ocon.
7To Lance Stroll

OK Lance we need to cool the right-hand side of the car for engine temps.
7To Max Verstappen

Hamilton last lap was a 26.3.
7To Marcus Ericcson

OK Marcus target lap time low 28 if you can, keep pushing.
8From Kimi Raikkonen

Do I have damage on the rear of the car because there’s absolutely zero downforce when I turn in?
8To Kimi Raikkonen

So far we see no issues on the data, Kimi. We’ll think about the front.
8From Lewis Hamilton

Still strat limited to the cars?
8To Lewis Hamilton

Roger, still strat difference. Think about running more BB [brake balance] or a bit more EB [engine braking] front, just avoid pinching the front, in the chicanes only.
8To Lewis Hamilton

Gap to Valtteri at 2.9. Valtteri is a 25.4. Lewis let’s go tag two.
9To Sebastian Vettel

Bottas five…
9From Sebastian Vettel

What’s the pace?
9To Sebastian Vettel

Hamilton lap time 25.6, Bottas 25.3. Tyres are healthy at the moment.
9To Esteban Ocon

Use Vettel’s DRS if you need it.
9To Esteban Ocon

So that should be the end of the fast cars coming through.
10To Max Verstappen

Be aware the rear-left temp is climbing a bit. If you can, go forward on your tools, that might help. Just be aware of it.
10From Fernando Alonso

The upshifts are terrible.
10To Fernando Alonso

OK understood Fernando we are looking into it. We should have a fix.
10To Daniel Ricciardo

How’s the balance now? Temperatures have now peaked on the tyres.
10From Daniel Ricciardo

Yeah slowly settling but really gooey in traffic, still feels like the tyres are taking a hit so they’ll come good eventually.
10To Daniel Ricciardo

So an update for you. Degradation looks very low at the moment. People are just going quicker most laps. Degradation very low at the moment. You are catching up on Ocon at the moment, half a second a lap. Ocon P4, he is now nine seconds ahead.
10From Daniel Ricciardo

OK keep me posted. And every in front’s on super?
10To Daniel Ricciardo

Correct mate, you are the lead car on softs, everyone else on super.
11To Kevin Magnussen

Hulkenberg behind just stopped for soft, he is the first one to stop, we are monitoring.
11To Esteban Ocon

How’s the balance?
11From Esteban Ocon

It’s OK in entry, mid, understeer I mean. Little bit.
11To Max Verstappen

So just watch the amount of slip on the exit kerbs at turn two and turn five.
11From Nico Hulkenberg

There’s no balance?
11To Nico Hulkenberg

Radio’s still on, Nico.
11From Nico Hulkenberg

What?
11To Nico Hulkenberg

Your radio’s still on.
12To Lewis Hamilton

Can we have HPP default – that’s green rotary – 22.
12From Lewis Hamilton

Did that accept, did that go in?
12To Lewis Hamilton

That’s all good. Valtteri 25.5, gap 3.1.
12From Lewis Hamilton

Vettel was a 25.9, gap 11.2. You are target plus ten. You’re in both VSC and Safety Car window.
13To Lance Stroll

Raikkonen behind now has DRS, we are on plan, deg is OK.
13To Valtteri Bottas

Planning to go plus ten. You’re on lap 13 at the moment. Let us know if that’s a problem later.
13From Valtteri Bottas

Should be OK.
13From Kimi Raikkonen

I think we should try to go to the other tyres as aggressively as we can if the rear end improves.
13To Kimi Raikkonen

I know it’s tough Kimi but we need to get close to these guys in front if we’re going to do what you want.
13From Kimi Raikkonen

Yeah but I don’t know how to fix the rear end. I cannot attack the corner at all.
14To Daniel Ricciardo

OK Daniel so brake temperature’s a bit more under control. If you need to obviously you can attack. If you’re not going to make a move then continue to lift off but obviously attack when you need to.
14From Fernando Alonso

What Palmer is doing? He needs to give me back the position. Turn four, Palmer cut the chicane.
14To Fernando Alonso

Understood we saw it on the video and we’ve informed the race director.
14From Daniil Kvyat

The guy behind me seems faster. It’s not going to be easy but I’ll do my best.
14To Daniil Kvyat

Copy.
15From Fernando Alonso

And these upshifts are killing our race.
15To Fernando Alonso

Understood Fernando. We’re looking at it as best we can, trying to work out if there’s anything we can do.
15To Stoffel Vandoorne

Stoffel how are the tyres?
15From Stoffel Vandoorne

They’re OK, just struggling with following.
15To Stoffel Vandoorne

Copy
16From Esteban Ocon

Balance is pretty good now.
16To Esteban Ocon

Copy that. Standard adjust for soft tyre, then.
16From Esteban Ocon

Copy.
16To Kimi Raikkonen

K2 on and…
16From Kimi Raikkonen

Did you drop the front wing?
16To Kimi Raikkonen

Yes I did.
16From Fernando Alonso

Guys I’m sorry but we need to do something.
16To Fernando Alonso

Default zero three.
16From Fernando Alonso

And the Palmer thing should be a no-brainer.
17From Kimi Raikkonen

How is my rear brakes?
17To Kimi Raikkonen

I’ll get back to you. And SOC [state of charge] six. Obviously we’re still potentially racing Stroll.
18From Fernando Alonso

I’m losing one second per lap because of the upshifts. One second.
18To Fernando Alonso

OK understood Fernando we’re doing everything we can. Try and stay focussed. We’re still on the prime, we’re looking at Plan A still. We’ve still got opportunities. We’re doing everything we can.
18From Fernando Alonso

And I made all my efforts to do turn four, and do the chicane, so I don’t understand what is the problem.
19To Daniel Ricciardo

Next one ahead is Massa, he’s alone, may be more vulnerable.
19From Daniel Ricciardo

I like them vulnerable.
19To Kimi Raikkonen

OK Kimi so remain in SOC six to get the battery back in position. Rear brakes are cooling, don’t worry about the brake alarm. No more K1 this lap.
19From Stoffel Vandoorne

Any info of the race situation?
19To Stoffel Vandoorne

Magnussen, Hulkenberg have pitted. They’re being held up by Saubers. Cars behind you are Ocon and Raikkonen, they’ve also pitted. Ocon, Raikkonen and Stroll.
20From Stoffel Vandoorne

I’m going to have blue flags any moment.
20To Stoffel Vandoorne

Stoffel it’s not blue flags you’re racing these cars. They’re on the same lap. We don’t want to lose time, though.
20To Fernando Alonso

OK Fernando good pace last lap. Palmer has a five-second penalty. We’ll go to G5 to bring the pack down a bit.
20From Fernando Alonso

Five seconds is a joke, a joke.
20To Fernando Alonso

Yep we know Fernando. We can’t do anything apart from give it everything, maximum pace.
20To Esteban Ocon

So you’re catching Vandoorne and Kvyat. They’re yet to stop. You’re 1.2 seconds quicker than those. So Raikkonen might be changing strat modes behind you, he might be going into an overtake mode.
22From Fernando Alonso

The race situation? Because quite difficult to read the race.
22To Fernando Alonso

All the option runners apart from Stoffel have pitted. So now’s our time to use all our pace.
22From Fernando Alonso

Stoffel 12.9.
22To Fernando Alonso

[Censored by FOM] upshifts.
23To Valtteri Bottas

And let us know how the tyres are when you can please. Just started lap 22.
23From Valtteri Bottas

No problem, all stable.
23To Valtteri Bottas

OK, thank you.
23To Lewis Hamilton

Go strat mode nine, use strat six for overtaking backmarkers.
24From Max Verstappen

One of my earpieces is broken.
24To Max Verstappen

Understood.
24From Max Verstappen

I’ve got a blister on the left-front tyre so it doesn’t turn in that well.
24To Max Verstappen

Copy.
24To Fernando Alonso

OK Fernando, Palmer seven seconds in front. Massa ten seconds, Stoffel 13 seconds. Magnussen plus six behind.
24From Fernando Alonso

What a joke, the five seconds, what a joke.
24To Sergio Perez

Checo the tyre looks good but we need your feedback on how the tyre is going.
24From Sergio Perez

Yeah it’s going well.
24To Sergio Perez

Understood. We weren’t close enough to Massa to try undercut. He’s now behind Vandoorne so he has some traffic from Vandoorne who’s still on super-soft.
25From Sergio Perez

How is the pace compared to the soft runners?
25To Sergio Perez

Checo currently Esteban in clear air on softs is only three-tenths faster than you, currently.
25To Esteban Ocon

28 laps to go.
26To Max Verstappen

Blue flags, Hamilton.
26From Max Verstappen

I’m losing a lot of time like this.
26To Daniel Ricciardo

How are the tyres?
26From Daniel Ricciardo

They’re just holding on, they’re OK.
27From Max Verstappen

I’m losing a lot of time like this.
27To Max Verstappen

See if you can try and follow Hamilton through this traffic, Max.
27From Sebastian Vettel

OK I am big time struggling with the rear now.
27To Sebastian Vettel

Understood. SOC [state of charge] four.
28To Valtteri Bottas

Two cars ahead are Sainz and Verstappen who are racing, just be aware.
28To Max Verstappen

Mode seven if you want to use the overtake a little bit more freely.
28To Sergio Perez

Checo our pit window is very clear at the moment and we want to extend. But just let us know how the situation is with the tyre.
29From Sergio Perez

OK, copy. It’s looking good at the moment. How is the pace?
29To Max Verstappen

Remember your brakes and deep on the clutch.
29To Max Verstappen

OK that’s Vettel who’s just gone through, he’s yet to pit. His last lap was a 25.6.
29To Kevin Magnussen

Hulkenberg should have blue flags very soon. Remember mode attack and defence is available.
30To Daniel Ricciardo

OK mate you’ve got a bit of clear track now, let’s use your pace. Raikkonen is doing 25.8s, he’s about 22 seconds behind you.
30To Daniel Ricciardo

We would currently be right on top of Stroll and Ocon but you’re quicker than them so we’re going to stay out.
30From Stoffel Vandoorne

I have some blistering on the front-left inside.
31From Jolyon Palmer

We need to box the car to retire. We have an issue with the car.
31To Jolyon Palmer

OK.
31From Jolyon Palmer

Sorry. Box this lap.
31To Jolyon Palmer

Yep, box.
31To

OK Fernando let’s go to G5.
31From Fernando Alonso

I don’t know what the state of charge, you see on the computer because here it’s empty.
31To Fernando Alonso

G5.
31From Fernando Alonso

I have very low state of charge, I don’t know why you want G5.
31To Fernando Alonso

And maximum pace.
32To Fernando Alonso

Box this lap, we’ll be close to Grosjean on the exit.
32From Fernando Alonso

I still have pace.
32To Fernando Alonso

We want to box now. Stay right of bollard, limiter.
32To Fernando Alonso

And launch map. Could be close to Grosjean. And Vettel, who will be lapping us.
32To Kimi Raikkonen

Multifunction W1.
32From Kimi Raikkonen

What is that for?
32To Kimi Raikkonen

Performance, Kimi.
32From Kimi Raikkonen

Can we not just switch all those things on? Like right now I feel that we’re not going fast at all on the straights off the chicanes. So if you say this is performance, it doesn’t feel like it.
32To Kimi Raikkonen

Understood, Kimi. This is optimum lap time. It will be slower on the straights.
32From Kimi Raikkonen

It’s definitely not helping me going faster. I lost two-tenths on the straight. So I don’t know where you think I’m going to get it back, but anyhow.
32To Kimi Raikkonen

OK we’ll take a look and make sure the settings are optimised.
33To Lewis Hamilton

Just need to look out for Alonso exiting the pit lane, he is a lapped car. Just set your brake balance for turn one. Look out for Alonso, behind him Verstappen.
33To Daniel Ricciardo

So for info Hamilton did 32 laps on his super-softs.
33From Kevin Magnussen

Why do I have blue flags?
33To Kevin Magnussen

We have Bottas behind, I don’t see the message here. We have Bottas behind, we need to do a better job than before. So let him past.
33To Esteban Ocon

Switch to ‘race’.
34To Valtteri Bottas

Entry five, EB1. Soft tyre pushing one out of three. You will come into traffic, lapped cars, don’t over-stress the tyres.
34To Daniel Ricciardo

Need to pull an extra two seconds on Ocon in the next few laps. He’s doing 25.9s.
34From Daniel Ricciardo

Yep I’m pushing.
34To Daniel Ricciardo

You are quicker than those cars, mate, you’re doing a good job. It’s going to be three or four laps, keep pushing hard.
34From Stoffel Vandoorne

No power, no power.
34To Stoffel Vandoorne

Copy, back off Stoffel. Stoffel we’re boxing. Default X three zero.
34From Stoffel Vandoorne

Yep, I’ve done that.
34To Stoffel Vandoorne

OK. Box now. Stoffel stop on the marks. Stoffel after the pit stop engine off, we’ll retire the car.
35From Romain Grosjean

Verstappen tangled with Grosjean.
What was that he just turned into me. [Censored by FOM] hell.
35To Sergio Perez

Tyre appearance much better than free practice two.
35From Daniel Ricciardo

Keep the wing where it is.
36From Fernando Alonso

Bottas, ha, what a driver. How much time he lose in the blue flag for not waiting? Amazing. Any gap, we are racing with anyone for the rest of the race?
36To Fernando Alonso

Fernando, Stoffel has retired. We’re racing Sainz ahead, he’s on 21-lap-old primes. Gap is 14 seconds.
37To Lance Stroll

OK multi B rev black four.
37From Lance Stroll

Are you saying ‘multi B red’? I can’t hear you.
37To Lance Stroll

No multi B, all is OK.
37To Max Verstappen

We are getting blue flags for Bottas, try to lose as little time as possible here. Thank you.
37To Daniel Ricciardo

OK so for info Ocon is now getting traffic from backmarkers so that’ll give him a hit. We’re looking good.
38To Kimi Raikkonen

OK for info Ricciardo is boxing this lap. Ricciardo is in the pit lane. We should be clear at the end of the straight but just be careful.
38To Daniel Ricciardo

OK mate nice job. Very good pace that, Raikkonen just ahead of you up the road.
38To Fernando Alonso

Fernando, Palmer has retired.
38From Fernando Alonso

Karma.
38To Fernando Alonso

Palmer has retired, Palmer has retired. Ahead of Sainz there’s also Kvyat and Hulkenberg who are fighting for position so may come back towards us.
38From Fernando Alonso

Are we quicker?
38To Fernando Alonso

At the moment similar pace though their tyres are much older.
39To Romain Grosjean

Blue flag, Raikkonen. OK it’s come up on the system and on page three.
39From Romain Grosjean

OK but I don’t see him, I don’t know where he is.
40To Lewis Hamilton

Lewis we have that train of four cars again. Sainz, Hulkenberg, Kvyat then Magnussen. Then you should have free air.
40To Daniel Ricciardo

OK mate Raikkonen is on his own, he’s vulnerable again, let’s get him.
41From Romain Grosjean

OK mate the brakes are just not working. As soon as I push the brake balance forward from rear locking I lose it.
41To Romain Grosjean

OK we’re looking at it, we see it.
41From Romain Grosjean

Can you see temperature high?
42To Daniel Ricciardo

Nico job mate. Next one up the road is Vettel. Vettel is a bit slow, I think you’re going to catch him.
42To Daniel Ricciardo

OK so the battery is still good if you need a bit to defend. Otherwise we’ll go mode eight. And use the overtake to defend, if you wish. Raikkonen one second behind you now.
42To Daniel Ricciardo

Vettel’s pace 25.0s.
43To Daniel Ricciardo

Your laps lap was nine… one second quicker than Vettel. He’s 11 up the road, let’s get after him.
43To Daniel Ricciardo

You were one second quicker again.
43From Lewis Hamilton

Feels like I’m losing bit of power on this lap.
43To Lewis Hamilton

OK copy we’ll have a look into it. Nothing for us to worry about at the moment.
43To Lewis Hamilton

And everything looks OK on the data at the moment, we’ll keep looking.
44To Lewis Hamilton

Lewis you are in your Safety Car window.
44To Kevin Magnussen

OK good boy. Still one second in front of Kvyat, you are.
44To Daniel Ricciardo

OK gap to Vettel now 9.7. Took seven tenths out of him that last lap. That last lap was the fastest of the race.
45To Esteban Ocon

Nine laps to go. How’s the balance.
45From Esteban Ocon

It’s OK.
46From Fernando Alonso

What is the fastest lap now?
46To Fernando Alonso

Ricciardo 1’23.7.
47To Kevin Magnussen

Mode attack and defence available.
47From Kevin Magnussen

What about spark?
47To Kevin Magnussen

We have no any more. Stay with the spark we have.
47From Kevin Magnussen

What is he doing, pushing me off the track?
47To Kevin Magnussen

We saw it.
47From Kevin Magnussen

That was crazy, guys.
47To Kevin Magnussen

Copy that, reporting to Charlie. Calm down and we go again. Defend from Kvyat.
48From Kevin Magnussen

Guys I’m serious if that’s allowed, it’s crazy. It can’t be allowed.
48To Kevin Magnussen

Understand, understand the message. Fully clear and fully covered by television.
48To Kevin Magnussen

Now focus on defending on Kvyat.
48To Daniil Kvyat

Magnussen battery is low.
48To Daniel Ricciardo

OK so on the current trend you will catch Vettel on the last lap.
49To Lewis Hamilton

And you are not in your Safety Car window.
49To Daniel Ricciardo

Gap now 5.7. That last lap half a second quicker than Vettel.
50To Pascal Wehrlein

That’s very good pace now Pascal, keep pushing.
50To Sebastian Vettel

Very good lap, keep it there. Hamilton lap time 23.8, Bottas 4.4, Ricciardo 3.7.
50To Sebastian Vettel

Ricciardo 4.6 behind, Ricciardo lap time 23.4.
51To Daniel Ricciardo

OK mate that’s good stuff. Gap now 4.6, next car ahead Alonso, he will get blues.
51To Fernando Alonso

Ricciardo will be lapping us shortly, he’s plus four, he’s chasing Vettel.
51To Max Verstappen

OK so info Max compared to Daniel losing time on the brakes into one, entry speed to turn four, a little bit through the Lesmos and then turn 11.
51From Max Verstappen

Yeah well what do you expect?
51To Max Verstappen

It’s just information at this stage.
52To Marcus Ericcson

OK Marcus we will retire the car so slow in please. So you have Magnussen four seconds behind.
52From Marcus Ericcson

We’re sure?
52To Marcus Ericcson

Yes we are sure, slow in please.
52From Marcus Ericcson

OK copy.
52To Marcus Ericcson

There’s four cars behind you basically. Magnussen, Kvyat, Hulkenberg and Sainz. OK now you have Hulkenberg and Sainz. OK so you have now Vettel ten seconds behind and box this lap. Watch for Vettel. OK now you have Ricciardo six seconds behind.
52To Fernando Alonso

And Fernando back off we need to retire the car, bring it back to the garage,
52From Fernando Alonso

OK.
52To Fernando Alonso

We have a 15 second gap behind to Raikkonen. Box now to retire the car. Stay right of the bollard. Limiter. Stop on the marks.
53To Max Verstappen

This is the final lap, Max.
53To Marcus Ericcson

OK Marcus I called you in because the engine got very high suddenly. We don’t really understand why so we wouldn’t be surprised if it picked up some debris somehow.
VLTo Max Verstappen

Alright that’s that Max. Mode one please. That was P10. Hamilton, Bottas, Vettel. Daniel’s finished P4, four seconds behind. Kimi fifth, Ocon, Stroll, Massa, Perez.
VLTo Max Verstappen

What are your thoughts on turn one? There was no further action from the FIA on that.
VLFrom Max Verstappen

Honestly I really don’t care any more. It happened so race is over.
VLTo Lewis Hamilton

Get in there Lewis, get in mate. It’s just a walk in the park.
VLTo Valtteri Bottas

Good job Valtteri. Start one. Strat eleven, sorry. Ricciardo nearly caught Vettel, just missed out, so it’s going to be Vettel, Ricciardo then Raikkonen.
VLFrom Valtteri Bottas

Thank you guys. Thanks everyone, really grateful to drive a car like this it was amazing today, thank you guys.
VLTo Daniel Ricciardo

OK Daniel nice job P4, mode 1 and mode 23 fail. Good pace today at the end on soft allowed us to overcut three cars which was good.
VLFrom Daniel Ricciardo

Understood, good recovery, cheers boys.
VLTo Daniel Ricciardo

Stonking drive Daniel, well done after where you were on the first lap to three seconds behind Sebastian’s pretty impressive, well done.
VLFrom Daniel Ricciardo

Cheers boys, thanks a lot.
VLTo Daniel Ricciardo

Officially, Mercedes won the fastest pit stop award with a stationary time of 2.15 seconds for Bottas. Ricciardo’s stop was measured at 2.4 seconds and was third-fastest.
Fastest pit stop of the day as well, 2.2 seconds, so the boys did you well as well.
VLTo Daniel Ricciardo

So finishing order Hamilton four-and-a-half seconds ahead of Bottas. Then there’s a 32 second gap to Vettel, obviously we were on Vettel’s tail, we were in P4. You put 20 seconds into Raikkonen by the end of the race, he was in P5. Then it was Ocon, Stroll, Massa, Perez and Verstappen P10. He got a puncture early on.
VLFrom Daniel Ricciardo

OK. Were the others getting quicker at the end? Did they improve? I thought Vettel picked it up. What about Lewis and Valtteri?
VLTo Daniel Ricciardo

They were on softs, they stopped maybe three or four laps behind you. Bottas did do his fastest lap at the end of the race but it was a tenth or two quicker than he’d gone before. Hamilton I think was cruising around in 23.8s, he popped in a 23.4 and then went back to 24s again. Vettel picked up a little pace with some engine. You did end with the fastest lap of the race, nice job.
VLTo Esteban Ocon

Great job Esteban P6. Plenty of pick-up on the tyres.
VLFrom Esteban Ocon

Awesome job guys, thanks a lot for this weekend, really nice. Thank you.
VLTo Esteban Ocon

Hamilton, Bottas, Vettel, Ricciardo, Raikkonen, yourself, Stroll, Massa, Perez, Verstappen. Plenty of pick-up on the tyres. Good job mate.
VLFrom Esteban Ocon

Thanks Brad, thank you.
VLTo Lance Stroll

Great job Lance, well done, terrific drive, ten points for the team.
VLFrom Lance Stroll

Yep thank you Paddy. Thank you guys. Good points for the team.
VLTo Sebastian Vettel

P3, Sebastian, well done bravo.
VLTo Sebastian Vettel

Well done Seb, well done.
VLFrom Sebastian Vettel

Grazie ragazzi. Giornata difficile ma grazie tifosi, grazie mille. The last 15, 20 laps after I went off something was wrong so that’s why I went up and down on engine.
VLTo Sebastian Vettel

Yeah we saw that. Mode slow please.
VLTo Sergio Perez

Well raced Checo, P9 there.
VLFrom Sergio Perez

Yeah we probably boxed a lap too late?
VLTo Sergio Perez

We’ll look into that but well done, well driven.
VLTo Felipe Massa

OK Felipe nice job. I hope that was at least quite fun at the end. So Hamilton won the race…
VLFrom Felipe Massa

Yeah sorry he moved a bit to the left, man. I was on the left so…
VLTo Felipe Massa

No worries.
VLFrom Felipe Massa

Anyway thank you, good race.
VLTo Felipe Massa

Nice job.
VLTo Daniil Kvyat

OK Danny that’s P12, hard luck.
VLFrom Daniil Kvyat

Very difficult car, very difficult.
VLTo Daniil Kvyat

OK the pace wasn’t too bad at times, Danny.
VLFrom Daniil Kvyat

I had traffic of course but nothing we can do. No really strong points.
VLTo Kevin Magnussen

Very good effort, very good driving from your side. A bit unfortunate not to score any points with this consistent driving. Very good job.
VLFrom Kevin Magnussen

Well done guys, good job.
VLTo Romain Grosjean

OK did your best. Chequered flag. You had good pace today, shame you couldn’t use it. Good job.
VLFrom Romain Grosjean

Yep sorry I couldn’t do any better.
VLTo Nico Hulkenberg

OK Nico that’s it. That was tough. Recharge on please.
VLFrom Lance Stroll

That flat-spot was horrible.
VLTo Lance Stroll

Yeah we were watching it.
VLFrom Lance Stroll

Anyway, we went to the end
VLTo Pascal Wehrlein

Overall a good race from your side. P16 at the end. Hamilton won, Bottas, Vettel, Ricciardo, Raikkonen, Ocon, Stroll, Massa, Perez and Verstappen.

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10 comments on “2017 Italian Grand Prix team radio transcript”

  1. “36 To Fernando Alonso
    Fernando, Stoffel has retired. We’re racing Sainz ahead, he’s on 21-lap-old primes. Gap is 14 seconds.”

    Really? Racing Sainz who was 14 seconds ahead. That made me laugh.

    1. @mclaren hes is going to endup with after pit-stop, so yes racing him.

  2. Alonso, Grosjean, and Magnussen are doing their careers a disservice with all this complaining.

  3. 46 From Fernando Alonso: What is the fastest lap now?
    46 To Fernando Alonso : Ricciardo 1’23.7.

    Oh man I feel for the guy, if he can’t race he is trying to go for the next best thing.

  4. “I like them vulnerable”, this guy. Keep them coming.

  5. – What’s the fastest lap?
    – 1’23.7
    – Then forget it man.

  6. I do understand why MAG is complaining – what VER did to him was exactly what MAG got a penalty for last week against HUL… those rules those rules…

    1. Actually.. no

    2. I advice to look at both occasions again. They are totally different. VER already passed MAG and MAG tried to undo that.
      He made a braking error, way to late and got partly outside the track doing that. It was the missing point that caused his frustration

  7. This bit kills me :)

    To Kimi Raikkonen

    Multifunction W1.
    32
    From Kimi Raikkonen

    What is that for?
    32
    To Kimi Raikkonen

    Performance, Kimi.
    32
    From Kimi Raikkonen

    Can we not just switch all those things on? Like right now I feel that we’re not going fast at all on the straights off the chicanes. So if you say this is performance, it doesn’t feel like it.

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