After Carlos Sainz Jnr’s penalty, Ferrari had one last card to play in an effort to score points. But their rivals worked out what they were going to do.
Team radio transcripts articles archive
RaceFans transcribes the team radio messages which are played on the official broadcasts during each race. Find all transcripts and highlights published so far below.
How Red Bull handled Perez and Verstappen’s scrap for fastest lap in Jeddah
2023 Saudi Arabian GP team radio transcriptPosted on
Sergio Perez wants Red Bull to review their communications to him and Max Verstappen in Jeddah after losing the fastest lap point to his team mate. Here’s what they said.
“They will kill the tyres”: How Alonso took Aston Martin to the podium in Bahrain
2023 Bahrain GP team radio transcriptPosted on
Fernando Alonso claimed a podium finish on his debut for Aston Martin in Bahrain. Here’s the story of his race as revealed by his team radio messages.
‘I can’t box?’: Hamilton and Verstappen’s 2021 Abu Dhabi GP radio transcript
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The last lap of the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix made it infamous. But the other 57 laps were packed with tension as Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen fought for the title
“Don’t fight Max”: How Red Bull’s team radio row in Brazil unfolded
2022 Brazilian GP team radio transcriptPosted on
Transcript of Red Bull’s team radio messages shows how they told Sergio Perez “we’ll swap back” the cars in Brazil – but Max Verstappen refused.
“Where is the rain?”: How Ferrari’s “split” strategy cost Leclerc in qualifying
2022 Brazilian Grand PrixPosted on
Ferrari admitted they chose to split their drivers’ strategies in Q3 as rain neared the circuit. Charles Leclerc’s radio messages showed how the decision backfired.
‘I was in the fight, which hasn’t been often this year’: Ricciardo’s Mexican GP transcript
2022 Mexican GP team radio transcriptPosted on
The Mexican Grand Prix was a rare bright spot in an otherwise forgettable 2022 campaign for Daniel Ricciardo. Here’s how it unfolded on his radio.
“He’s gone off again”: Hamilton and Verstappen’s US GP battle on the radio
2022 United States GP team radio transcriptPosted on
Lewis Hamilton repeatedly tried to trigger a track limits penalty for Max Verstappen after losing the lead to him in the final laps of the United States Grand Prix.
“What a mistake. What are you doing?” Inside Alonso and Vettel’s Suzuka battle
2022 Japanese GP team radio transcriptPosted on
Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso’s radio messages reveal how their race-long scrap at Suzuka was decided by just a hundredth of a second.
Drivers kept racing after chequered flag amid confusion over finish
2022 Japanese Grand PrixPosted on
Lewis Hamilton and other drivers kept racing at full speed after the chequered flag in the Japanese Grand Prix as their teams were unsure if the race was over.
‘We should have finished the penultimate lap’: How Verstappen’s Q3 went wrong
2022 Singapore Grand PrixPosted on
Max Verstappen’s radio messages from Q3 show how Red Bull misjudged their fuel levels and abandoned two laps which might have given them pole position.
“We’ll have four racing laps’: How F1’s Safety Car confusion unfolded at Monza
2022 Italian GP team radio transcriptPosted on
Formula 1 drivers were told they’d get a restart with up to four laps remaining at Monza. Their radio messages show why it never happened.
“Why’d you stop George?”: How Mercedes drivers’ radio calls swung the Dutch GP
2022 Dutch GP team radio transcriptPosted on
Lewis Hamilton and George Russell reacted in completely different ways when a Safety Car swung the outcome of the Dutch Grand Prix.
Transcript: Why Ferrari told Leclerc ‘the hard is worse than expected’ but still used it
2022 Hungarian GP team radio transcriptPosted on
Radio messages between Charles Leclerc and Ferrari in Hungary show the team realised the hard tyres weren’t competitive but felt they had to use them.
“We need to decide now”: Inside Sainz and Ferrari’s French GP strategy dilemma
2022 French GP team radio transcriptPosted on
Ferrari’s second pit stop for Carlos Sainz Jnr was the hotly debated tactical call of the French Grand Prix. Did they get it right? Here’s their full radio transcript.
“Oh, so unlucky!” How Alonso’s cursed Austrian Grand Prix unfolded on his radio
2022 Austrian GP team radio transcriptPosted on
Fernando Alonso bemoaned his strategy and cursed his misfortune on the radio in Austria – but he also chose his words carefully when he needed to.
“I don’t agree”: How Schumacher lobbied for team orders throughout sprint race
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Mick Schumacher said he “had the pace to be in front” after urging Haas to let him past his team mate throughout the Austrian Grand Prix sprint race.
“Do something, please!” The radio calls which show how Leclerc lost at Silverstone
2022 British GP team radio transcriptPosted on
Radio messages reveal Charles Leclerc was more concerned about the time he lost behind his team mate than Ferrari’s decision to leave him out when the Safety Car appeared.
‘We should go for slicks, no?’ How Hamilton almost joined Russell in doomed tyre gamble
2022 Canadian Grand PrixPosted on
Lewis Hamilton came close to joining his team mate George Russell in switching to slicks tyres for his final run in Q3.
Transcript: Why Norris reluctantly complied with McLaren’s Baku team orders
2022 Azerbaijan GP team radio transcriptPosted on
Lando Norris was disappointed McLaren told him to stay behind Daniel Ricciardo at the end of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, but didn’t have the full picture on the team’s strategy.