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"What the *** is he doing?! ***** you idiot!" The best radio of Belgium

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"What the *** is he doing?! ***** you idiot!" The best radio of Belgium
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Aug 30, 2017, 3:31 PM

From Esteban Ocon and Kimi Raikkonen's anger to Fernando Alonso's disappointment, the Belgian Grand Prix had a lot of interesting radio conversations between the pit wall and drivers. Here are some of the best of the weekend.

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Contact between Force India's Esteban Ocon and Sergio Perez

Contact between Force India's Esteban Ocon and Sergio Perez
2/19

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Grosjean: They really need to calm down at the front, they hit each other in the wall!

Fernando Alonso not happy with the McLaren car

Fernando Alonso not happy with the McLaren car
3/19

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Alonso: Embarrassing, really embarrassing.
Team: Yep Fernando we see that. Be careful, we have two warnings for turn four.

Kevin Magnussen arguing with team for a pit stop

Kevin Magnussen arguing with team for a pit stop
4/19

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Magnussen: Romain cut the track.
Box now guys.
Team: No, no.
Magnussen: I’m serious, we need to get out of this tyre.

Fernando Alonso not worried about gaps

Fernando Alonso not worried about gaps
5/19

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Team: Magnussen is 1.4 behind Grosjean.
Alonso: I really don’t care too much of the gaps. This is just a… a test.

Max Verstappen's race comes to an end

Max Verstappen's race comes to an end
6/19

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Team: Fuel six to position eight.
Verstappen: Uh-oh, lose power.
Team: Stand by. Fail one fail.
Verstappen: Nope.
Team: One more time please.
Verstappen: No, no.
Team: OK, switch it off. Pull over to the right hand side.
Verstappen: Unbelievable. I can’t believe this. No words.

Kevin Magnussen wants the team to get him into the pits

Kevin Magnussen wants the team to get him into the pits
7/19

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Magnussen: We need to get off this tyre. Guys listed to me, we can get both cars in the points if we get off this tyre.

Fernando Alonso irritated with the team radio

Fernando Alonso irritated with the team radio
8/19

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Team: OK Fernando, suggest shape 4 to protect rears. Just be careful of front locking.
Alonso: No more radio – the rest of the race!

Kimi Raikkonen angry with penalty

Kimi Raikkonen angry with penalty
9/19

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Team: We have a ten-second stop-go for failing to slow for Verstappen.
Raikkonen: What do you mean? He was on the side of the road.

Kimi Raikkonen not happy with being given a penalty

Kimi Raikkonen not happy with being given a penalty
10/19

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Raikkonen: Is it drive-through or stop and go?
Team: Stop and go.
Raikkonen: Can we do it whenever we want?
Team: No this lap.
Raikkonen: And my car is actually really nice…

Fernando Alonso not happy with teammate Stoffel Vandoorne being asked to pit

Fernando Alonso not happy with teammate Stoffel Vandoorne being asked to pit
11/19

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Team: Fernando, Stoffel is pitting this lap.
Alonso: Why? The only ******* car I will overtake.
Team: We didn’t want to be pushed back into Palmer and Stoll.
Alonso: They will pass anyway. But it will not change my life.

Jolyon Palmer complains about Fernando Alonso's aggressive move

Jolyon Palmer complains about Fernando Alonso's aggressive move
12/19

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Palmer: Oh come on, Alonso just forced me straight off the track!

Fernando Alonso eventually retires, after a weather enquiry

Fernando Alonso eventually retires, after a weather enquiry
13/19

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Alonso: Any rain expected?
Team: No, no rain on the radar.
Alonso: Engine problem.
Team: OK, let’s box.

Esteban Ocon surprised with Force India's decision to pit Sergio Perez first

Esteban Ocon surprised with Force India's decision to pit Sergio Perez first
14/19

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Ocon: Guys, why did you put a pit stop for him [Perez] in front of me?
Team: He has a penalty of five seconds, so he should not have reached you.
Okon: No, that's honest ...
Team: Stay close to him, you have more recent tires, go through it on a straight line.

Esteban Ocon shocked with teammate Sergio Perez's move

Esteban Ocon shocked with teammate Sergio Perez's move
15/19

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Ocon: Guys, what the *****! Honestly! What the ***** is this guy doing?!
Front wing broken now.
****** idiot!

Lewis Hamilton wonders why the safety car is out

Lewis Hamilton wonders why the safety car is out
16/19

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Hamilton: Why have they got the safety car out? This is ridiculous.
Team: I think it’s the amount of debris that’s out there at the moment Lewis.
Hamilton: There’s literally no debris anywhere….
It’s a BS call from the stewards man.

Lewis Hamilton wary of Sebastian Vettel behind him

Lewis Hamilton wary of Sebastian Vettel behind him
17/19

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Hamilton: Vettel’s weaving behind me. Why is the Safety Car so slow?
Team: Lewis expect one more lap of the Safety Car.
Hamilton: Got glazed brakes.
Team: Just do what you can do. Looks like that disc has woken up.

Daniil Kvyat on Lance Stroll's pace

Daniil Kvyat on Lance Stroll's pace
18/19

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Kvyat: Oh, what the ****. He’s too fast on the straight, this guy.
Team: He’s slow in the corners Danny, keep pushing.

Esteban Ocon not pleased with teammate Sergio Perez

Esteban Ocon not pleased with teammate Sergio Perez
19/19

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Team: P9.
Ocon: Yeah, that guy did deserve a race ban for that. Unbelievable.
Team: Esteban, the first incident – the penalty for Perez was for something else, not for that.
Ocon: Well, he deserved the first one as well… and the second one too!

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