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Spanish GP: Best of team radio

Selection of team radio transcripts from the Spanish Grand Prix, the fifth round of 2019 Formula 1 season.

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Spanish GP: Best of team radio

Sainz shows his humorous side

Sainz shows his humorous side
1/13

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Team: “Darren, it’s Tom….sorry Carlos.”
Sainz: “Hello Tom. I’m Darren.”

Verstappen and Bottas had a minor run-in in practice

Verstappen and Bottas had a minor run-in in practice
2/13

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Verstappen: "Jesus Christ."
Team: "Yep, understood, Max."

Verstappen was asked not to impede Stroll

Verstappen was asked not to impede Stroll
3/13

Photo by: Zak Mauger / Motorsport Images

Team: “Ok look out for Stroll now, starting a timed lap.”
Verstappen: “Yeah, no **** him. He also ****** my lap. So he can wait as well. *****”

Hamilton and Vettel nearly came to blows at pit entry before race even started

Hamilton and Vettel nearly came to blows at pit entry before race even started
4/13

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Hamilton: “Vettel’s just been driving really dangerously in the pit entry. To then do burnouts to the line.”

Vettel urges team to pit him

Vettel urges team to pit him
5/13

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Vettel: “I’m hanging on as good as I can with these vibrations. They are pain in the arse. Do you have a gap?”
Team: “Not yet. Not yet.
Vettel: “You should find one then. I don’t care if it’s traffic. Pit me when you can.”
Team: “OK, copy.”

Usual complain about safety car’s pace

Usual complain about safety car’s pace
6/13

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Hamilton: “Safety car is going way too slow.”

Haas drivers nearly avoided a major collision

Haas drivers nearly avoided a major collision
7/13

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Team to Magnussen: “Kevin, the message from Gunther to both drivers is to calm down. So both drivers calm down.”
Magnussen: “Yeah absolutely but I have…”
Team: “Understood, yeah.”
Magnussen: “....really **** tyres. If I drop behind him I will drop behind everyone.”

Team to Grosjean: “We need to hold station for now mate, hold station. We just need to calm down. We just need to calm down. If you do it, it has to be clean.”

Steiner had to intervene after the flag was dropped

Steiner had to intervene after the flag was dropped
8/13

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Steiner to Magnussen: “Kevin, the first one to see is me, please.”
Magnussen: “Sure, no problem.”

Steiner to Grosjean: “Romain, this is Gunther. I will, I will sort this out. Stay calm, come back easy. Now just we speak afterwards. But please stay calm. Thank you.

Stroll and Norris tangle

Stroll and Norris tangle
9/13

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Norris: “I’m sorry guys. I’m out.”
Team: “Can you bring the car back? Can you bring the car back?”
Norris: "No, I can’t. I’m sorry guys.”

Stroll: “I’m out.”
Team: “Copy that mate.”

Hulkenberg was asked to stretch his stint

Hulkenberg was asked to stretch his stint
10/13

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Team: “OK Nico, we need another 20 laps on these tyres”
Hulkenberg: “I think that’s very ambitious.”

Hamilton and Mercedes celebrate yet another win

Hamilton and Mercedes celebrate yet another win
11/13

Photo by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images

Team: “Get in there, Lewis. What a race drive that was. Awesome day, awesome day in the seat there mate. Fantastic start as well. So yeah, mad dog. Great work.”

Second podium of 2019 for Verstappen and Red Bull

Second podium of 2019 for Verstappen and Red Bull
12/13

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Team: “Well done, Max. That’s P3. Really well done. Drove the socks off it.”
Verstappen: “Yeah, it was not bad. Race was quite good I think.”
Team: “Yep, you worked extremely hard for that, deserve that podium today.”
Horner: “Yeah, well done mate. You were like a metronome today - so consistent. Really, really impressive. Well done.”
Verstappen: “Yeah and good points again so happy with that.”

Points for Sainz and McLaren

Points for Sainz and McLaren
13/13

Photo by: Steven Tee / Motorsport Images

Team: “Yes, Carlos get in. P8, great job mate.”
Sainz: “Hahaha. That was fun. We finished the race P8 with no pace! Aah, wooah. That was a tough one guys. But well executed. We still score points when we don’t have pace so bravo, bravo.”
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