Abu Dhabi GP: Best of team radio

Motorsport.com has compiled the best radio messages from the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Abu Dhabi GP: Best of team radio

Ricciardo’s sarcastic response after being held up by Grosjean in FP2

Ricciardo’s sarcastic response after being held up by Grosjean in FP2
1/12

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Team: “Okay mate we saw. Looked like Grosjean got in your way.”
Grosjean: “Na, he was good. He didn’t get in my way.”
Team: “I’m not sure your sarcasm comes across very well.”
Grosjean: “Yeah *******!"
Team: “Understood.”

Raikkonen after being blocked in Q2

Raikkonen after being blocked in Q2
2/12

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Raikkonen: “Yeah that **** that Force India.”
Team: “Copy, copy. Saw that Kimi.”

Hulkenberg felt Perez pushed him wide. Perez, however, had a different opinion

Hulkenberg felt Perez pushed him wide. Perez, however, had a different opinion
3/12

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Hulkenberg: “He pushed me off the track, he made me run wide there.”
Renault: “OK, Nico. Understood.”
Perez: “Hulkenberg cut the corner. He needs to give back the position man. He needs to give back the position.“
Force India:“Understood. Charlie is aware.”
Perez: “What’s going on with Charlie, man?”
Team: “It’s with the stewards.”
Perez: ”You don’t have to be a genius to realise that he cut the corner and gained an advantage.”
*some time later*
Team: “Hulkenberg will get a five second time penalty for leaving the track and gaining an advantage.”
Perez: “That’s not fair. But anyway let’s focus on this.”
Team: “We understand. Focus and we’ll get back ahead at the pit stop so let’s get close to him.”

Alonso’s last Honda rant. For a while

Alonso’s last Honda rant. For a while
4/12

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Team: “Gap to Sainz only 21.4s.”
Alonso: “It’s what we have you know. I would love to go quicker. I would love to have more deployment. I would love to have many things. This is what we have .”

Ricciardo was feeling something wrong before his hydraulics issue proved terminal

Ricciardo was feeling something wrong before his hydraulics issue proved terminal
5/12

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Ricciardo: “Think I’ve got a puncture boxing.”
Ricciardo: “Sorry. Something felt wrong on the front. Something on the front still feels weird. think I’m losing power steering.”
Team: “OK understood. Do not shift gear if you can.
Ricciardo: “Want me to stay in sixth? It’s gone, it’s gone. ”
Team: “OK mate. We’ve got a hydraulic problem. Go mode one and switch off mate. I can see what you’re doing, just pull as far off the track as you can. You were doing a really good job until that point. You were quicker than Raikkonen behind you. Go to P0.”

Sainz retires from the race

Sainz retires from the race
6/12

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Sainz: “Yeah, one tyre is not on. One tyre is off.”
Team: “OK Stop the car. Stop the car please. Good effort guys. It was coming like a nice one. What a shame. “

Wehrlein complains about lack of straighline speed

Wehrlein complains about lack of straighline speed
7/12

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Wehrlein: “Oh my god, they are so fast on the straights. Can’t believe it.”

Bottas and Mercedes celebrate wins

Bottas and Mercedes celebrate wins
8/12

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Team: “Brilliant, absolutely brilliant. So well managed. Very well done, Valtteri.”
Bottas: “Yes! That felt good. It’s a nice way to end, like this.”

There was also a reason for joy at Renault

There was also a reason for joy at Renault
9/12

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Team: “That’s it Nico, fantastic.”
Hulkenberg: “Thank you guys, good job, good job.”
Team: “Absolutely Nico. There was a few errors there we need to sort out but otherwise really great stuff. We’ve got what we needed. Absolutely brilliant. Well done mate. Thank you for your part, superbly judged.”
Hulkenberg: “No worries, it’s what I’m here for. Thank you guys too. Enjoyed the first year. Let’s look forward to the next few at least, also. Let’s just pull hard to go for bigger results.”
Team: “Thanks a lot. Magic. Merci.”

Alonso is eagerly waiting for 2018

Alonso is eagerly waiting for 2018
10/12

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Alonso: “I did some doughnuts practice for next year.”
Team: “Yes, mate. I saw.”

Gasly wasn’t too happy with his race

Gasly wasn’t too happy with his race
11/12

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Gasly: “***. I thought they were *****. What the ***! Sorry guys I thought ****.”
Team: “It’s ok. It’s ok.”
Gasly: “It’s not OK. First of all we are not P6 and secondly I did a ** race. ***”.
Team: “Radio off.”

Emotional farewell for Massa

Emotional farewell for Massa
12/12

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Massa: ”Yeah, thank you guys, thank you. Thank you very much for everything. Really a joy to be here for this year but also for 16 years. So thank you very much. I love you guys. Thank you.”
Paddy Lowe: “Hi Felipe this is Paddy. Thank you for a great race, well done today, and thank you for a great career. All you’ve brought to Formula One, absolutely amazing, thank you.”
Massa: “Thank you Paddy, thank you everybody. All the mechanics, thank you boys, great job, I love you all. Everybody from the team, everybody from outside, all the fans. And my family, thank, I’m very lucky.”
Rob Smedley: “Well done mate, another good drive. Thanks for the last 12 years or whatever it was.”
Massa: “Yes thank you mate. Was really, really great. Thank you Rob.”
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