Mercedes and Ferrari faced tough strategy calls in the Singapore Grand Prix and to Kimi Raikkonen’s frustration his team got it wrong.
For the first time since the restrictions on team radio broadcasts were lifted the number of messages being broadcast to fans during the race rose.
Kimi Raikkonen fumed at Max Verstappen while Nico Hulkenberg said he had too much fuel. Here are the radio discussions from Spa.
Despite the relaxing of radio communications rules at the German Grand Prix far fewer messages were shared with fans than was the case for races last year.
The Hungarian Grand Prix was the last race before the team radio restrictions were lifted – and saw Jenson Button receive a penalty for forbidden messages.
Mercedes only learned Nico Rosberg was under investigation for his radio message at Silverstone when they heard Red Bull tell Max Verstappen he was.
Sergio Perez’s crash at the end of the Austrian Grand Prix raised fresh questions about team radio restrictions.
Lewis Hamilton’s pre-season view on the new radio restrictions was that “some will handle it better than others” – but he was caught out by them in Baku.
Fernando Alonso said a radio call during the Canadian Grand Prix in which he appeared to ask to retire his car was misunderstood.
Sebastian Vettel expected some of his views had been aired to viewers on the team radio – but once again FOM has broadcast very little of what’s being said.
It was a near-silent race on the radios at the Russian Grand Prix – at least as far as the FOM broadcast was concerned.
Few radio messages were broadcast by FOM during the Chinese Grand Prix. But those that were proved among some of the most revealing of the season so far.
What was the secret to Romain Grosjean’s aggressive drive to fifth in Bahrain? “I’ve got brakes this year, that helps”, he said on the radio. Here’s the full transcript.
F1 drivers played down the effect of F1’s new radio restrictions but far fewer messages were broadcast during Sunday’s race.
Alonso infuriated Vettel, Toro Rosso’s driver-swapping didn’t go to plan and Rosberg’s celebratory doughnuts were rationed. Read the full team radio transcript.
For the second race in a row the fight for supremacy at Mercedes was as much a contest on the radio as it was on the track.
Sebastian Vettel gave a blunt assessment of his own performance after crashing out of the Mexican Grand Prix. Here’s what he and the rest had to say on the radios.
Fernando Alonso fumed at Felipe Massa for their lap one contact, Sebastian Vettel cursed the loss of the title and the party began for Lewis Hamilton. Here’s the team radio from Austin.
Button grassed up Sainz, Alonso got in trouble with the FIA, and Vettel spotted another track trespasser. Here are the team radio messages from Russia.
Fernando Alonso didn’t spare Honda’s blushes during the Japanese Grand Prix – but he wasn’t the only driver complaining about his engine.