Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Silverstone, 2017

2017 British Grand Prix team radio transcript

2017 British Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Red Bull pitted Max Verstappen as a precaution at the end of the British Grand Prix because he was “right on the limit” with his tyres, team principal Christian Horner told him at the end of the race.

Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, Silverstone, 2017
2017 British Grand Prix in pictures
Kimi Raikkonen’s Ferrari had just suffered a tyre failure which cost him second place. However while Red Bull summoned Verstappen came in Ferrari left Sebastian Vettel out, despite the championship leader having said his tyres were “blistering for 20 laps” earlier. Soon afterwards, Vettel suffered a tyre failure of his own.

Was there a discussion between Ferrari and Vettel following Raikkonen’s failure about whether Vettel should come in? If so, it wasn’t broadcast.

Verstappen was able to make his pit stop but come out without losing a place as the next car behind him was his team mate Daniel Ricciardo, who had been delayed following an earlier mistake. “I made work for myself”, he admitted on the radio afterwards.

For the second race in a row Daniil Kvyat picked up a penalty following a first-lap collision. And not for the first time this year he launched into an expletive-ridden tirade when told he had transgressed.

The mood was much happier at Mercedes, where Lewis Hamilton paid tribute to his fans following his fourth win in a row at Silverstone. Valtteri Bottas was also in high spirits after salvaging second place, and produced one of the race’s memorable messages by reminding his engineer he wanted “minimal talking” during the closing laps.

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2017 British Grand Prix team radio transcript

Lap* Driver Message
PR To Stoffel Vandoorne

Tyre info: Palmer, Kvyat, Sainz, Ricciardo and Fernando on option, everyone else is on prime.
PR From Lewis Hamilton How’s the weather looking?
PR To Lewis Hamilton

Lewis we’re still expecting it to be dry for quite a while. No rain coming from Brackley at the moment. Currently still a tail wind into one and three.
FL From Jolyon Palmer Ah, BBW failure, brake pedal going long.
FL To Jolyon Palmer

Understood, we’re looking at it.
FL From Jolyon Palmer Box of neutrals. I’ve got a hydraulic problem.
FL To Jolyon Palmer

OK Jo we need to go to neutral and stop the car, we’ve lost hydraulics.
FL From Jolyon Palmer Yep, copy.
FL To Kimi Raikkonen

OK we currently have a yellow, Palmer stopped on track. I’ll let you know what’s happening.
FL To Kimi Raikkonen

OK extra formation lap Kimi.
FL To Fernando Alonso

And there are currently yellow flags turn 15 while they recover Palmer’s car.
FL To Kimi Raikkonen

Still yellow at turn 15. Clear now. Track clear.
FL From Max Verstappen Sebastian’s left brake drum is on fire.
2 To Carlos Sainz Jnr

All OK with the car Carlos?
2 From Carlos Sainz Jnr Yeah all OK. You can tell Danny he did a very good job there.
2 To Carlos Sainz Jnr

OK, are you able to rejoin the track?
2 From Carlos Sainz Jnr No, car is broken.
2 To Carlos Sainz Jnr

Understood.
2 From Daniil Kvyat He just turned into me.
3 To Kevin Magnussen

Please provide information we saw probably a contact with a Toro Rosso we are not sure. Tell us if you think everything’s fine.
3 From Kevin Magnussen Feels OK. Yeah I felt it as well but the car feels OK.
4 From Romain Grosjean Massa pushed me very wide into turn six. I almost had to go on the grass to avoid the contact.
4 To Romain Grosjean

OK understood.
4 To Kimi Raikkonen

Just think about Hamilton and what he does normally with restarts.
5 To Daniel Ricciardo

OK mate, nice job, let’s keep going good effort.
6 To Daniel Ricciardo

OK Daniel is the car OK? Question.
6 From Daniel Ricciardo [Censored by FOM] knows. Think it survived.
6 From Romain Grosjean Man I got… they pushed me again off-track.
6 To Romain Grosjean

OK understood.
6 From Kimi Raikkonen I had the hesitations again exit of four.
6 From Lewis Hamilton Getting a lot of de-rates.
6 To Lewis Hamilton

OK Lewis they’re all to be expected at the moment, we’ll keep monitoring.
8 From Marcus Ericsson He pushed me wide two corners in a row, come on. I give the space and he gives me no space, thanks.
8 To Marcus Ericsson

OK Marcus, crack on with the race, is a long race, push.
8 To Daniil Kvyat

We need to keep looking after the car on the exit kerb. We have some floor damage, for info.
9 From Pascal Wehrlein I have no power.
9 To Pascal Wehrlein

Pascal we’re still checking the data, keep pushing, we’re still checking the data.
11 To Daniil Kvyat

Box, Danny.
11 From Daniil Kvyat What a [censored by FOM] [censored by FOM].
13 To Fernando Alonso

Let’s see what Ricciardo does with Stroll, see if we can use it to our advantage.
13 From Daniil Kvyat This is [censored by FOM] Formula 1 it’s not [censored by FOM] [censored by FOM] racing. [Censored by FOM] [censored by FOM].
14 To Stoffel Vandoorne

The gap to Massa now 1.9. Let’s show them a clean pair of heels, Stoffel.
14 From Max Verstappen He wants to play bumper cars or something.
14 To Sebastian Vettel

We get him next lap.
15 From Romain Grosjean OK he went off track to overtake me.
16 To Max Verstappen

Good lap, Max.
16 To Kimi Raikkonen

Good laps Kimi, keep it up, keep squeezing him.
17 From Daniil Kvyat Light breeze out of seven.
17 To Daniil Kvyat

Copy, Danny.
17 From Kimi Raikkonen OK it’s raining in turn seven.
17 To Kimi Raikkonen

Understood Kimi we’ll keep an eye on it.
18 From Sebastian Vettel That was another move on the braking.
18 To Sebastian Vettel

Copy that, understood.
19 To Romain Grosjean

Slippery track reported five through seven.
19 To Max Verstappen

OK Seb has pitted, Max, everything you’ve got.
20 To Max Verstappen

Keep pushing Max. Box and confirm. You will be racing Sebastian.
20 To Valtteri Bottas

So this is your chance, Valtteri, just get the hammer down.
21 From Max Verstappen What happened there at the stop?
21 To Max Verstappen

There was an issue with the wheel nut there Max.
21 To Fernando Alonso

Fernando is the lap time loss due to deg?
21 From Fernando Alonso Yes. I want off in turn 15. Not because I am sleeping. Box, box.
21 To Fernando Alonso

Yep box now, stay right of bollard, limiter.
24 To Valtteri Bottas

So critical stage. Anything you can do will gain for us later.
24 To Daniel Ricciardo

Alright Daniel good job. Next one Perez, Perez next car ahead.
25 To Lewis Hamilton

OK Lewis box, box.
26 To Lewis Hamilton

OK Lewis so it’s going to be very close with Valtteri on exit.
26 To Daniel Ricciardo

OK so you are still quicker than the Force Indias who have pitted, they are on softs, you are quicker than them. You’re doing a great job.
27 To Lewis Hamilton

So if you can’t pull away from Valtteri, let him past, but I’ll just leave you to it.
27 From Lewis Hamilton I’ll pull him along with me.
28 From Kimi Raikkonen There is something jumping in my leg. Something is loose, I don’t know what.
28 From Daniil Kvyat It feels like the suspension is broken or something.
28 To Daniil Kvyat

OK we are checking Danny. Box Danny, box box.
29 From Fernando Alonso Is the rear-left OK? No puncture, nothing on the rear-left?
29 To Fernando Alonso

Yep nothing, no puncture.
29 To Kevin Magnussen

Very good first and second sector. Come on, keep pushing.
30 To Felipe Massa

OK Felipe that’s really good. So that’s the two Force Indias ahead, they’re currently being held up by Magnussen. So we can catch them up quite quickly now.
31 To Kevin Magnussen

Absolutely excellent pace.
32 To Daniel Ricciardo

OK Daniel we’re going to be stopping very soon now. Everything you’ve got now. Going to be one or two laps.
32 To Valtteri Bottas

Box box.
33 To Kimi Raikkonen

So Bottas is in, he will fall behind Sebastian as well.
33 To Fernando Alonso

Stroll +0.9. Let’s push hard now. Magnussen close to the pit gap.
33 From Fernando Alonso No power, no power.
33 To Fernando Alonso

Power should recover. Keep pushing for the moment, we’re monitoring.
33 To Daniel Ricciardo

OK you’re going to be very close to Perez at pit exit. It’s going to be Magnussen, two Force Indias, going to be very close at pit exit let’s get stuck in.
34 From Fernando Alonso No power.
34 To Fernando Alonso

OK Fernando box now we need to retire.
34 From Max Verstappen Can he move out of the way?
36 To Daniel Ricciardo

Nice job. Magnussen next, he’s on old softs, he has not stopped yet. Let’s get him.
36 From Daniel Ricciardo Who’s next?
36 To Daniel Ricciardo

Next car ahead Hulkenberg, he can do 33.1s. Hulkenberg 11 seconds ahead of you.
38 From Lewis Hamilton Feels like these tyres are blistered.
38 To Daniel Ricciardo

You need everything you’ve got to catch Hulkenberg. You were half a second quicker than him before.
39 To Daniel Ricciardo

Last lap you took eight-tenths out of him, gap now 9.8.
39 To Stoffel Vandoorne

Cars ahead are fighting. There’s going to be opportunities, Stoff. Let’s get stuck in.
40 To Daniel Ricciardo

OK that was another seven-tenths out of him. Gap now 9.2. You will need that level of push all the way to the end to catch him.
41 To Nico Hulkenberg

OK Nico correction to lap count: 11 laps to go at the end of this lap.
41 From Nico Hulkenberg Jesus, that’s not good, man.
42 From Max Verstappen My left-front tyre is giving up. Can’t get the rotation in any more.
42 To Max Verstappen

Understood, Max.
42 From Nico Hulkenberg I think I’ve got a blister on the front-right but it’s OK.
42 To Nico Hulkenberg

No problem Nico pace is good enough at the moment.
42 To Daniel Ricciardo

OK Daniel good stuff, that was another nine tenths, gap now 7.7. Keep pushing.
43 To Nico Hulkenberg

OK Nico, nine laps to go at the end of this lap. If you could find another couple of tenths it’d be really good.
43 To Daniel Ricciardo

OK Daniel that’s another seven-tenths. Gap now seven seconds. I predict you’ll catch Hulkernberg two laps to go.
44 To Max Verstappen

Alright Max so the deal is Sebastian and Bottas are playing games at the moment. Bottas is trying to pass him. They’re through turn four. If we pit we’re unlikely to be able to capitalise anything. So unless you think we’re in any danger in terms of bringing this car home, at the moment we’ll stay out.
44 From Max Verstappen OK no worries.
44 To Valtteri Bottas

Good job.
44 From Valtteri Bottas Copy. Minimal talking.
45 From Sebastian Vettel I have no more fronts. They’ve been blistering for 20 laps. I have zero front.
45 To Max Verstappen

Sebastian might be struggling ahead max with front tyres. I’ll keep you posted on his lap times. Don’t give up the fight just yet.
46 From Romain Grosjean Mate he’s so stupid, unbelievable. I don’t know if he damaged the car or not.
47 To Kimi Raikkonen

OK so Bottas 6.5 behind. His last lap was 31.0. Obviously you had a blue.
47 From Kimi Raikkonen OK but put on the pit board the right numbers [censored by FOM] one-and-a-half seconds you show me all the time.
47 To Kimi Raikkonen

Understood.
47 To Daniel Ricciardo

There are six laps remaining, six laps to go, let’s get him.
48 To Lance Stroll

OK we have loss of aero, we can carry on.
48 From Lance Stroll OK but I’m just going to keep losing positions because I can’t go any quicker with the car the way it is.
48 To Daniel Ricciardo

OK that last lap nine-tenths quicker than him. Gap now 2.9. You’ll catch him two laps to go.
49 From Nico Hulkenberg I have de-rates. Why did I have so many de-rates on that straight?
49 To Nico Hulkenberg

We have a problem, Nico. Just need to keep pushing.
49 From Kimi Raikkonen [Censored by FOM] me my left-front tyre, it broke.
50 To Valtteri Bottas

So two laps remaining there’s debris turn five to six, probably from Kimi, you’ve been through it already.
50 From Max Verstappen Could’ve stayed out, there.
51 To Sebastian Vettel

Puncture, puncture.
51 To Nico Hulkenberg

Vettel is in trouble at turn ten.
51 To Max Verstappen

Sebastian is turn nine and limping home.
51 From Max Verstappen Check my left-hand tyres, I had to overtake on the debris.
51 To Max Verstappen

All OK at the moment.
VL To Lewis Hamilton

Beautiful work there mate. Lovely job. Home grand prix, mate. Can’t beat it can you? So mate that is a great team effort. P1, P2.
VL From Lewis Hamilton Fantastic job guys, fantastic job. All weekend. Great drive by Valtteri. So happy for everyone. Thank you.
VL To Kimi Raikkonen

OK Kimi not sure what to say mate. P3.
VL From Kimi Raikkonen So we never seem to have any single luck. [Censored by FOM] joke.
VL To Valtteri Bottas

Great job Valtteri, really god job. Well driven, well-managed. Brilliant.
VL From Valtteri Bottas Yes guys! Told you it’s possible. Never give up.
VL To Valtteri Bottas

Exactly. Never give up.
VL To Max Verstappen

OK that is P4 today Max. Nice job mate.
VL To Max Verstappen

That’s a good drive Max. We changed the tyres at the end there just because of what happened with Sebastian. You were right on the limit as well. So well done you got your elbows out and gave it everything you could.
VL From Max Verstappen Yeah I at least tried. So not too bad.
VL To Max Verstappen

It was definitely entertaining and you got to see the chequered flag.
VL From Max Verstappen Exactly.
VL From Lewis Hamilton What can I say about these fans? We’ve got the best fans here. Thank you everyone that turned up. I see you out there! Thank you, God bless you.
VL From Daniel Ricciardo Good stuff, boys.
VL To Daniel Ricciardo

That was a good day out, mate, nice job, very good, nice moves.
VL From Daniel Ricciardo Nice one, thanks guys.
VL To Daniel Ricciardo

Well done Daniel, great drive. You did it twice, well done.
VL From Daniel Ricciardo Yeah, I made work for myself.
VL From Sebastian Vettel Well there was no sign of that happening. Sorry. I had vibrations but I had it for like 20 laps. It didn’t get massively worse. The tyres didn’t look good but they never look good.
VL To Sebastian Vettel

From our side it was instantaneous.
VL To Esteban Ocon

Good job mate.
VL From Esteban Ocon Good job.
VL To Esteban Ocon

Nice one.
VL To Stoffel Vandoorne

Stoff we’re P11. That was a great drive, really close, bit frustrating but I think you’ve done a really good job, good driving today.
VL From Stoffel Vandoorne Yeah, shame, no points. I tried the maximum. It’s a shame we lost a little bit of time with the pit stop.
VL To Stoffel Vandoorne

Yeah pace was very strong.
VL To Marcus Ericsson

OK Marcus that’s it. P14. But was a good second stint.
VL From Marcus Ericsson Thank you, thanks guys.

Note: Only includes messages which were broadcast in the race coverage.
Lap: Refers to lap message was broadcast on. There may be a delay between messages being said and being broadcast. PR = pre-race; FL = formation lap; VL = victory lap.
Message: Repetitive or irrelevant messages omitted. Notes in italics. Highlights in bold.

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26 comments on “2017 British Grand Prix team radio transcript”

  1. Bottas typical finn: Copy. Minimal talking.

    1. But seems politer than our other famous Finn :-)

      1. Bottas is gold- Irony is he actually said 50% more words than his engineer !! :)

        1. Bot and ric are both quiet and seem calm on the radio and dont carry any penalty points

      2. Not just other Finns, he seems a lot more polite than most other drivers on grid.

  2. “So two laps remaining there’s debris turn five to six, probably from Kimi, you’ve been through it already.”

    Turn 5 to 6, if I’m using the right track map, is the straight where Vettel’s tyre failed.

    Wouldn’t it be quite the irony if Vettel’s tyre failure was a puncture due to Räikkönen’s debris?

    1. Yeah, I think they mean the Wellington Straight when they say “between turn 5 and 6”.

  3. Kvyat is too frustrated that he wants to leave F1.

    1. Michael (@freelittlebirds)
      19th July 2017, 12:57

      They had to censor a lot of what he said:-)

  4. 49 From Nico Hulkenberg: I have de-rates. Why did I have so many de-rates on that straight?
    49 To Nico Hulkenberg: We have a problem, Nico. Just need to keep pushing.

    I wonder if he’d kept Ricciardo behind if not for this… :(

    1. @hugh11
      Just be happy it wasn’t for a podium :)

      1. True… Then I’d have cried

  5. Webber is right the team should carry the points penalities with engine/gearboxs not the drivers with grid drops…

    1. @nosehair, I can’t help but feel that Webber’s perspective is being skewed by the fact that he spent the latter part of his career driving for a team that could afford to take the alternative sort of penalties he is proposing more comfortably than a smaller team.

      At times, what Webber or other figures have proposed feel like a regressive penalty, in as much as imposing financial penalties or docking WCC points would often hit a smaller team much harder than it would most of the front running teams.

      For example, if you docked 10 points from Red Bull right now, it’d make no difference to them in the WCC – do the same to Toro Rosso, their sister team, and it’d drop them two places in the WCC (from 6th to 8th).

  6. Keith sorry Ric would not of got ahead of Max even with his time off after being pushed off the track, he was the dod in my opinion

  7. ROFL at Ferrari saying:

    Just think about Hamilton and what he does normally with restarts

    I’d be more worried about what Vettel “does normally with restarts”. Or rather just before them.

    1. It seemed to work, though. Usually Kimi is nowhere on restarts after a SC but this time he was on it. I was half expecting Max to take him, like usual.

  8. Dunno about y’all, but I found it unusually charitable of Lewis offering his slipstream to benefit Bottas re-entry from the pits: “I’ll pull him along with me.”

    Early days yet how this pair pans out on teamwork, but so far, so good. The mutual respect is intact.

    1. Tommy Scragend
      20th July 2017, 20:20

      Not sure it was charitable, I took it as more of a “sod off” response to the suggestion that he might let Bottas through.

  9. As an aside, @keithcollantine could you please do a definitive article on the recent FIA directive on F1 teams burning oil for unfair racing advantage, how long this practice was perpetrated, the culprits concerned, and how this directive now impacts the current WDC and WCC battles?

    Would really appreciate the analysis, thanks.

  10. Don’t know what was said between Vettel and the team but, if they did not warn him of the likelihood of tire failure it was another mistake that the handlers made that cost Vettel and the team dearly.
    They have mad mistakes concerning Vettel’s tires before and if this was another it has to be the last.
    One point should be made and that is : that whether or not it was a team mistake which cost Vettel the P2 points he will NEVER blame anyone .
    He has said many times ” we win or we lose as a team”. I know he can be volatile and it can hurt his race and the team but, when it come to loyalty he is top -notch .
    All too often drivers point the finger of blame as the mechanics or strategists but, Vettel ,like Raikonnen NEVER does .Ferrari in that regard is very fortunate because both of their drivers are true team players and in a sport which like most is full of people who can’t see past themselves Vettel and Raikonnen set the standard.
    Now , if someone in Red can just find a little more pace , all will be right in Maranello .

  11. 14 From Max Verstappen > He wants to play bumper cars or something.
    14 To Sebastian Vettel > We get him next lap.

    Ehm…no he won’t

    Key to the final outcome of the race,fight for every single position on track…something more drivers should learn instead of justl roll over (Hulkenberg)

    1. There is a long game for all, if there is a possible shot, people do the maths… Unlike you from you armchair, they have a ton of armchair people at the track in front of computers, and tons more at the factory monitoring every bit of strategy possible… so you are wrong about single position… like Ferrari, they took a big risk achieving that single risk, and lost big time, and they did this before and they keep loosing… so yeah, they kind of playing bumper cars and see what bounces…

  12. Vettel got quite the talking to for his foul language on the radio. Will Kvyat too for some consistency?

    I know penalty points have been handed out, but were they for the actions on track rather than the disrepute?

  13. Where’s AustrianGP’s team radio transcript?

  14. Another proof that the racepace of MAG is excellent – compared to GRO… think GRO will need more than luck to keep him behind in the long run…

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