The team radio airwaves were thick with recrimination during an incident-packed Hungarian Grand Prix – and one driver was involved in much of it.
Daniel Ricciardo tangled with three of his rivals during the course of the race. First came his lap one contact with Valtteri Bottas, then Lewis Hamilton bounced off him after the restart, and finally there was the controversial tangle with Nico Rosberg.
Team mate Daniil Kvyat had an axe to grind as well after being ordered to let Ricciardo past early in the race – an instruction he clearly didn’t like one bit. Ricciardo’s collision with Rosberg ensured it was Kvyat who crossed the finishing line first, but despite taking his best result of the season Kvyat’s race engineer left him in no doubt this hadn’t been one of his best performances.
Kimi Raikkonen occupied second place for much of the race until his MGU-K failed. Ferrari quickly determined that the only possible solution open to them was the same fix we all resort to when something electrical fails – turning it off and on again.
Faced with the choice of leaving an ailing car on the track where it would inevitably lose more places or bringing it in to the pits for a ‘power cycle’, Ferrari eventually plumped for the latter. Had the Safety Car not come out and destroyed Raikkonen’s lead over his pursuers Ferrari surely would have left him out longer, and when rebooting the car failed he questioned whether the right call had been made.
When Ferrari eventually called Raikkonen in to retire the call came too late and he had to drive another lap before pitting. It capped a miserable weekend in which he’d also suffered a front wing failure on Friday and a water leak on Saturday.
Perhaps the most telling exchange of race occurred between Nico Rosberg and his race engineer Tony Ross. Rosberg’s initial preference to take the conservative medium tyre over the aggressive soft preferred by the pit wall for his final stint was a clear indication he was more concerned with taking points off Lewis Hamilton than trying to take on the Ferraris to win the race. Ironically, the timing of the Virtual Safety Car period meant he ended up on the mediums in the end.
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2015 Hungarian Grand Prix team radio transcript
Here are the team radio messages from the Hungarian Grand Prix television broadcast.
|PR||Nico Rosberg||Tony Ross||Very good start. Bite point find not ideal.|
|PR||Lewis Hamilton||Peter Bonnington||Grip very poor will see how the start is. Once you are on the line grip is good.|
|PR||Lewis Hamilton||Peter Bonnington||Grip is very poor. A lot of sliding. Back is sliding around, very strong front end.|
|PR||Gianpiero Lambiase||Daniil Kvyat||Don’t kill the engine.|
|PR||Daniil Kvyat||Gianpiero Lambiase||I don’t kill it, it just turned off.|
|PR||Gianpiero Lambiase||Daniil Kvyat||Ok we look into it, we don’t understand what happened.|
|PR||Simon Rennie||Daniel Ricciardo||It’s expected to get a little bit warmer throughout our first stint. As the clouds disappear it’s coming up quite quickly.|
|PR||Brad Joyce||Nico Hulkenberg||Turn six, will be a strong tail wind into that corner especially as it’s up on the top of the hill.|
|FL||Nicholas Perrinn||Roberto Merhi||Sauber in front are on [soft], the McLarens are also on [soft], I can see the Lotus is on [medium].|
|FL||Lewis Hamilton||Unknown||Is the pack bunched?|
|FL||Unknown||Lewis Hamilton||Affirm, Lewis.|
|FL||Will Stevens||Josh Peckett||Tell Roberto to stop going so slowly, you can’t cool the car like that.|
|FL||Dave Robson||Felipe Massa||The reason for that aborted start was you were stopped short, you were out of position, make sure you look for the yellow line and pull right forwards.|
|FL||Felipe Massa||Dave Robson||Yeah I couldn’t see the yellow line, very difficult to see the yellow line. [unclear] I couldn’t see.|
|FL||Xevi Pujolar||Max Verstappen||Race will be one lap shorter now.|
|1||Daniil Kvyat||Gianpiero Lambiase||A bit of vibration.|
|1||Gianpiero Lambiase||Daniil Kvyat||Copy.|
|1||Lewis Hamilton||Peter Bonnington||Nico crossed over my line there, pushed me wide.|
|2||Daniel Ricciardo||Simon Rennie||I had contact with Bottas. Don’t know if I’ve got damage.|
|2||Romain Grosjean||Julien Simon-Chautemps||I got completely pushed by the Toro Rosso outside.|
|2||Julien Simon-Chautemps||Romain Grosjean||OK keep going. Do you have damage? We don’t see anything. Everything OK at the moment?|
|2||Romain Grosjean||Julien Simon-Chautemps||I don’t know.|
|2||Julien Simon-Chautemps||Romain Grosjean||OK keep going.|
|2||Romain Grosjean||Julien Simon-Chautemps||But the guy needs to be careful.|
|2||Julien Simon-Chautemps||Romain Grosjean||OK keep going Romain.|
|3||Daniel Ricciardo||Simon Rennie||Danny is struggling a lot at the moment.|
|3||Simon Rennie||Daniel Ricciardo||Understood mate we are looking into it.|
|4||Jonathan Eddolls||Valtteri Bottas||Car’s lost a bit of tyre pressure from the rear-left but it’s stable. Everything’s good with the car.|
|4||Valtteri Bottas||Jonathan Eddolls||Copy. From my side all OK.|
|4||Lewis Hamilton||Peter Bonnington||Nice moved back onto… You know you’re supposed to only be able to move once.|
|5||Tom Stallard||Jenson Button||Nice work on the opening lap you are now P14.|
|6||Simon Rennie||Daniel Ricciardo||Are you being held up? What is your status?|
|6||Daniel Ricciardo||Simon Rennie||Yeah held up a lot.|
|6||Gianpiero Lambiase||Daniil Kvyat||Do not hold Ricciardo behind.|
|6||Daniil Kvyat||Gianpiero Lambiase||Well I’m also stuck behind them.|
|6||Gianpiero Lambiase||Daniil Kvyat||Yeah, understood. Do not hold Ricciardo though, Danny, please. Do not hold Ricciardo. Copy?|
|6||Daniil Kvyat||Gianpiero Lambiase||Well I do not. I’m stuck behind Hulkenberg, I am trying to pass.|
|7||Roberto Merhi||Nicholas Perrinn||My head rest is blowing away.|
|7||Nicholas Perrinn||Roberto Merhi||OK mate box box we’ll change the head rest.|
|9||Gianpiero Lambiase||Daniil Kvyat||Danny, Ricciardo is on a different strategy. Let’s fall back into our own race now, please.|
|9||Daniil Kvyat||Gianpiero Lambiase||Well my tyres are not great shape. So maybe we might consider switching our strategy as well.|
|9||Gianpiero Lambiase||Daniil Kvyat||OK. Let Ricciardo through please Danny.|
|9||Daniil Kvyat||Gianpiero Lambiase||Well I am in the DRS of Hulkenberg [censored by FOM] guys.|
|9||Gianpiero Lambiase||Daniil Kvyat||Danny please let Ricciardo through.|
|9||Simon Rennie||Daniel Ricciardo||OK mate so we’ve got to make the most of it now, let’s get stuck in.|
|10||Peter Bonnington||Lewis Hamilton||Front brakes are on the limit. We need B-bal 56 or do some management.|
|10||Lewis Hamilton||Peter Bonnington||Let me know when I can get back on my brakes, man.|
|10||Peter Bonnington||Lewis Hamilton||So you can start to push again. Go bite point three. HPB switch change coming up.|
|11||Tony Ross||Nico Rosberg||Unless we can close the gap to Raikkonen we’ll extend the…|
|11||Nico Rosberg||Tony Ross||Interrupting
Don’t tell me again. Don’t tell me again. I’m trying.
|12||Marco Matassa||Carlos Sainz Jnr||Scenario four, Carlos. Can you overtake Massa?|
|12||Carlos Sainz Jnr||Marco Matassa||Yes but I’m destroying.|
|12||Marco Matassa||Carlos Sainz Jnr||OK Carlos so let’s go for it. Scenario 5 available.|
|13||Max Verstappen||Xevi Pujolar||I am really getting held up now.|
|13||Xevi Pujolar||Max Verstappen||Copy that. Just watch Alonso coming behind.|
|13||Xevi Pujolar||Max Verstappen||Carlos will get one more chance, then we change.|
|13||Daniil Kvyat||Gianpiero Lambiase||These tyres are vibrating a lot.|
|14||Gianpiero Lambiase||Daniil Kvyat||Box and pit confirm.|
|14||Brad Joyce||Nico Hulkenberg||We are struggling to get a pit window Nico. There’s a lot of traffic in the pit window so we will be looking to go longer on these tyres. Hamilton’s now got past Perez, and Bottas and Kvyat have pitted now.|
|15||Lewis Hamilton||Peter Bonnington||You are very quiet Bono.|
|15||Peter Bonnington||Lewis Hamilton||Copy that, Lewis. Everything’s happening now. Just push as hard as you can.|
|15||Lewis Hamilton||Peter Bonnington||How far am I behind everyone?|
|15||Peter Bonnington||Lewis Hamilton||So three seconds to Hulkenberg next car.|
|16||Xevi Pujolar||Max Verstappen||Need to push hard now, Max.|
|16||Lewis Hamilton||Peter Bonnington||How’s my pace?|
|16||Peter Bonnington||Lewis Hamilton||Pace is good. Pace is very good.|
|17||Felipe Massa||Dave Robson||I don’t know why but the balance is really, really bad on the car. So it’s just the grip very low.|
|17||Riccardo Adami||Sebastian Vettel||Tyres are in good shape. [Soft] looks good.|
|19||Kimi Raikkonen||David Greenwood||One of the onboard cameras broke off the nose of Raikkonen’s car.
I lost some part on the front, maybe on the front wing. It just came off.
|19||David Greenwood||Kimi Raikkonen||So far everything looks OK on the front wing. It must have been a very small part.|
|19||Kimi Raikkonen||David Greenwood||No it was a big part, exit of the chicane.|
|20||Tony Ross||Nico Rosberg||Box, box, box.|
|21||Tim Wright||Sergio Perez||Keep pushing we are looking at the data. Let us know if you have any damage.|
|21||Sergio Perez||Tim Wright||Yes, at the rear. The rear suspension. What is he doing, I gave him enough space.|
|21||Peter Bonnington||Lewis Hamilton||This is great stuff Lewis, you’ve been putting some excellent lap times, let’s just keep it up.|
|22||Mark Temple||Fernando Alonso||For info almost all cars did an early first stop so the race is going to be all about the second stop.|
|23||Peter Bonnington||Lewis Hamilton||Nice work Lewis.|
|23||Josh Peckett||Will Stevens||Do you have any comments on if we can extent the stint. We’re looking at it for traffic reasons.|
|23||Will Stevens||Josh Peckett||Yes we can extend, not too much, but we can go further, yeah.|
|24||Simon Rennie||Daniel Ricciardo||Your pace in clean air has been really good. The cars in front are all struggling with tyres.|
|24||Simon Rennie||Daniel Ricciardo||Remember mate if you keep him behind early he might struggle afterwards. His tyres might struggle.|
|25||Dave Robson||Felipe Massa||Remember this is the [medium] tyre. We’re looking for a long stint on this. Let’s look after it like we did on Friday, manage the tyres like we did on Friday in P2.|
|25||Felipe Massa||Dave Robson||Yes I understand, but it was a different car on Friday.|
|26||Mark Slade||Pastor Maldonado||I’m afraid we have a drive-through for causing a collision. Stopping at the end of this lap. Driving through the pit lane at the end of this lap.|
|26||Pastor Maldonado||Mark Slade||Come on this is crazy. I’ve been hit by Perez.|
|27||Simon Rennie||Daniel Ricciardo||Doing a very good job mate. Let’s keep it good, keep it clean.|
|27||Will Stevens||Josh Peckett||Josh speak louder I’m struggling to hear you.|
|27||Josh Peckett||Will Stevens||Understood, mate. Let’s try and extend this stint. We are looking at it for traffic reasons.|
|28||Xevi Pujolar||Max Verstappen||Max we have to get close to Kvyat and attack otherwise Alonso will get us.|
|29||Mark Temple||Fernando Alonso||Kvyat in front of Verstappen is having problems he is six-tenths slower than us so we may be able to close up on him.|
|29||Lewis Hamilton||Peter Bonnington||Hamilton asks for an extra lap of high engine performance in order to pass Ricciardo, which succeeds.
I am so close. Can I have one more lap, Bono?
|29||Peter Bonnington||Lewis Hamilton||Affirm.|
|29||Daniil Kvyat||Gianpiero Lambiase||It’s quite undriveable I must say. I have no rear support.|
|30||Gianpiero Lambiase||Daniil Kvyat||Copy Danny.|
|30||Peter Bonnington||Lewis Hamilton||Gap to Nico 15.7 seconds. He is on the [medium] tyre. Last lap 28.5. Let’s see what you can do.|
|30||Lewis Hamilton||Peter Bonnington||Brakes OK?|
|30||Peter Bonnington||Lewis Hamilton||Brakes are good now you’re in free air. Strat mode four.|
|31||Tim Wright||Sergio Perez||Use everything from this tyre.|
|31||Sergio Perez||Tim Wright||The rears are gone.|
|31||Tim Wright||Sergio Perez||Box this lap, box box.|
|32||Fernando Alonso||Mark Temple||Rear tyres dropping quite quickly now.|
|32||Mark Temple||Fernando Alonso||OK understood.|
|32||Tim Wright||Sergio Perez||Massa behind, used soft, trying to get to the end.|
|33||Xevi Pujolar||Max Verstappen||Left-rear tyre temperature is high now and brakes too hot.|
|33||Brad Joyce||Nico Hulkenberg||Nico we’ll be extending the stint as we have a good window on the car behind. There’s no reason to go early.|
|34||Carlos Sainz Jnr||Marco Matassa||I’m starting to recover a bit the rear.|
|34||Marco Matassa||Carlos Sainz Jnr||Yes Carlos confirm. Clean laps.|
|35||Peter Bonnington||Lewis Hamilton||Lewis we’re going to stretch it as long as we can, minimise the time on the [medium].|
|36||Mark Slade||Pastor Maldonado||If you’re close enough for DRS use strat three, charge is high.|
|36||Tony Ross||Nico Rosberg||So Nico we need to find more lap time. Lewis will be going to the [medium] tyre, possibly earlier than you.|
|36||Nico Rosberg||Tony Ross||I’ll go to the [medium] as well, then.|
|36||Tony Ross||Nico Rosberg||Nico at the moment the pit wall are not inclined to do that.|
|37||Mark Temple||Fernando Alonso||We have to push 101%, I will explain later. Let’s go to G4.|
|37||Tony Ross||Nico Rosberg||So Nico you can do this on [soft] but we need to find more pace on the [medium] at the moment. So Nico Lewis currently 7.5 seconds behind you on the [soft] tyre, a second a lap quicker. Most of that is from the tyre but we do have to find more pace.|
|38||Mark Temple||Fernando Alonso||Fernando box now, rear-right puncture.|
|38||Fernando Alonso||Mark Temple||OK pit lane.|
|38||Mark Temple||Fernando Alonso||And launch map on, we’re fitting [medium].|
|38||Xevi Pujolar||Max Verstappen||OK Max box this lap.|
|40||Lewis Hamilton||Peter Bonnington||Generally have understeer. So I’ll go up another half a hole.|
|40||Peter Bonnington||Lewis Hamilton||Copy that Lewis, I’ll leave you to it.|
|40||Riccardo Adami||Sebastian Vettel||Very good lap Sebastian. Keep your head down.|
|40||Tony Ross||Nico Rosberg||Nice lap time Nico. Just keep pushing like that.|
|41||Kimi Raikkonen||David Greenwood||I think I have some odd sound in the car and I’m losing power.|
|41||David Greenwood||Kimi Raikkonen||Understood we’ll look at it now.|
|42||Kimi Raikkonen||David Greenwood||What is this issue?|
|42||David Greenwood||Kimi Raikkonen||We have an issue in the MGU-K at the minute.|
|42||Mark Temple||Fernando Alonso||Raikkonen in front may have an issue. He is a lap ahead but we can overtake him if you are faster.|
|43||Kimi Raikkonen||David Greenwood||Now I have to fight this one guy.|
|43||David Greenwood||Kimi Raikkonen||Sorry Kimi, sorry.|
|43||Kimi Raikkonen||David Greenwood||It doesn’t get any better.|
|43||David Greenwood||Kimi Raikkonen||Ok we’re still looking. OK Kimi we’re still on it, we know you have no MGU-K, we’re on it. OK Kimi driver default ten on.|
|43||Kimi Raikkonen||David Greenwood||OK the problem got more worse now when you went that.|
|43||David Greenwood||Kimi Raikkonen||Understood Kimi, put ten off, Kimi. Driver default ten off.|
|45||Brad Joyce||Nico Hulkenberg||Are you OK mate?|
|45||Nico Hulkenberg||Brad Joyce||Yeah something broke at the front.|
|45||Brad Joyce||Nico Hulkenberg||Are you OK?|
|45||Nico Hulkenberg||Brad Joyce||Yeah I’m good.|
|45||Brad Joyce||Nico Hulkenberg||OK mate. Unlucky.|
|45||Daniel Ricciardo||Simon Rennie||Does this help us in any way?|
|45||Simon Rennie||Daniel Ricciardo||It’s not bad mate.|
|45||David Greenwood||Kimi Raikkonen||So Kimi the situation with MGU K is we don’t have it. The car will still run, everything will be fine, we’ve just lost obviously quite a lot of performance.|
|46||Peter Bonnington||Lewis Hamilton||Currently P4, Nico P3, Raikkonen P2, we believe he has an ERS issue. Vettel P1.|
|46||Gianpiero Lambiase||Daniil Kvyat||You’ll need to drive through the pit lane this time around. Safety Car and the train of cars are driving through the pit lane to avoid the debris. Please confirm.|
|46||Daniil Kvyat||Gianpiero Lambiase||OK, understood.|
|47||Tony Ross||Nico Rosberg||There is a chance that we can win this, we think there is a chance we can win this. Kimi has a power unit problem, we should be able to pass him pretty quickly. We also know that Ferrari have a warm-up problem and a pace problem on the [medium] tyre.|
|48||Peter Bonnington||Lewis Hamilton||Information: Ricciardo car behind he is on [soft] tyres, just need to be wary on the restart. Kimi has an ERS problem so he should be an easy pass. Otherwise we are racing for the win, mate.|
|48||Lewis Hamilton||Peter Bonnington||How’s Sebastian’s pace been today?|
|48||Peter Bonnington||Lewis Hamilton||OK Lewis at your best you had nine-tenths on him.|
|48||Gianpiero Lambiase||Daniil Kvyat||Bottas could struggle on his [medium] tyres.|
|51||Simon Rennie||Daniel Ricciardo||Ricciardo passed Hamilton but was hit by the Mercedes.
Nice job, remember Raikkonen may have a problem with his power.
|51||Daniel Ricciardo||Simon Rennie||I think I’ve got some damage though. I’ll keep going but Hamilton hit me pretty hard.|
|51||Max Verstappen||Xevi Pujolar||Check my damage.|
|51||Kimi Raikkonen||David Greenwood||There’s nothing that I can do on the straight.|
|51||David Greenwood||Kimi Raikkonen||Understood Kimi, understoof, I’m sorry, I’m sorry.|
|51||Lewis Hamilton||Peter Bonnington||I just had no front end, just understeered into him.|
|52||Tony Ross||Nico Rosberg||So 19 laps remaining. Just thinking about how we’re going to get past Vettel.|
|55||Sergio Perez||Tim Wright||I have a very long pedal. Extremely long.|
|55||Tim Wright||Sergio Perez||Understood Checo. Do you think it’s related to temperature?|
|55||Sergio Perez||Tim Wright||It’s just everywhere. Every single corner.|
|55||Tim Wright||Sergio Perez||Checo we’re going to retire the car.|
|55||Peter Bonnington||Lewis Hamilton||We have a drive-through for causing a collision so we’ll take it this lap.|
|55||Lewis Hamilton||Peter Bonnington||OK.|
|56||David Greenwood||Kimi Raikkonen||We’re going to power cycle the car in the pit lane and change to [soft]. Box this lap, Kimi, box this lap. So the guys will change the tyres. If you go to P0. You will be restarting the car on the MGU-K. So when you’ve stopped go P0, then you go back into P1, then K1 button, P2 to restart the car. So six seconds for the power cycle. So stay in P0 for six seconds, Kimi.|
|56||Kimi Raikkonen||David Greenwood||Nothing happens when I am in P1.|
|56||Unknown||Kimi Raikkonen||OK we’re going to fire with a starter, Kimi. Just give us a second. Go P2 when the starter’s running. OK we go now.|
|56||Kimi Raikkonen||David Greenwood||No the problem is still there.|
|56||David Greenwood||Kimi Raikkonen||Understood Kimi, understood. Sorry about that, we tried our best.|
|56||Kimi Raikkonen||David Greenwood||I’m sorry to stay but we should have stayed out if we were not 100% sure that this going to fix the problem, we were still in a much better position, but now.|
|56||David Greenwood||Kimi Raikkonen||Box this lap Kimi we’re retiring, box this lap if you can.|
|56||Kimi Raikkonen||David Greenwood||Too late.|
|56||David Greenwood||Kimi Raikkonen||Understood, sorry Kimi.|
|57||Peter Bonnington||Lewis Hamilton||Just need to limit our losses today mate. See what we can do.|
|57||Lewis Hamilton||Peter Bonnington||Am I last?|
|57||Peter Bonnington||Lewis Hamilton||Currently P15.|
|57||Lewis Hamilton||Peter Bonnington||I’m so sorry guys. Really sorry.|
|57||Peter Bonnington||Lewis Hamilton||Don’t sweat about it Lewis. 20 seconds away from some points. Let’s go get them.|
|58||Mark Slade||Pastor Maldonado||We have another drive-through for speeding in the pit lane entry. Please do it this lap.|
|59||Tom Stallard||Jenson Button||Nice work JB. Back in P8.|
|59||Marco Matassa||Carlos Sainz Jnr||Currently we are in P9. Come on, let’s keep these points.|
|59||Carlos Sainz Jnr||Marco Matassa||It’s impossible. I cannot pass fourth gear.|
|60||Marco Matassa||Carlos Sainz Jnr||Yes we know Carlos but we anyway think you are doing a good job. Keep strong, keep going mate.|
|60||Erik Schuivens||Marcus Ericsson||Keep focused now Marcus, keep pushing. 12 laps.|
|61||Marco Matassa||Carlos Sainz Jnr||OK Carlos. We retire the car, box this lap. Sorry for that you were doing an amazing job, an amazing race. It is a pity. Well done anyway.|
|61||Gianpiero Lambiase||Daniil Kvyat||OK Danny push up to Ricciardo, there are blue flag opportunities coming up ahead.|
|62||Riccardo Adami||Sebastian Vettel||Eight laps to go. Keep your head down.|
|63||Mark Temple||Fernando Alonso||G6 is the fastest way to the end of the race from here. Gives us the beat chance of staying ahead of Hamilton.|
|63||Fernando Alonso||Mark Temple||But when he arrives I need the overtake button. And which tyres is Hamilton?|
|63||Mark Temple||Fernando Alonso||Hamilton is on used [soft], his pace is very strong but he’s got some cars to overtake before he gets to us.|
|64||Dave Robson||Felipe Massa||We’re racing both these Saubers for a point, Felipe. Let’s get this point.|
|64||Nico Rosberg||Tony Ross||Puncture, puncture.|
|64||Tony Ross||Nico Rosberg||Copy, just bring it in.|
|64||Daniil Kvyat||Gianpiero Lambiase||Daniel is very slow.|
|64||Gianpiero Lambiase||Daniil Kvyat||OK don’t worry Ricciardo is in this lap, Danny.|
|65||Daniel Ricciardo||Simon Rennie||I got chopped on the exit. Front wing’s damaged.|
|65||Simon Rennie||Daniel Ricciardo||Yeah understood mate. If you can stay out. How’s the balance.|
|65||Daniel Ricciardo||Simon Rennie||I’ll try. It’s pretty bad, though.|
|66||Mark Temple||Fernando Alonso||Gap to Hamilton eight seconds, he is behind Grosjean.|
|66||Fernando Alonso||Mark Temple||Where is Rosberg?|
|66||Tony Ross||Nico Rosberg||Rosberg is a long way back, he is not a concern.|
|67||Tom Stallard||Jenson Button||Rosberg is the car behind. You are racing Rosberg but we don’t want to lose ground on Ericsson.|
|67||Gianpiero Lambiase||Daniil Kvyat||We’ve been given a ten second penalty. At this stage it means nothing. You have a 20-second gap to Ricciardo behind.|
|68||Peter Bonnington||Lewis Hamilton||OK Lewis let’s get on it, not long now.|
|68||Will Stevens||Josh Peckett||Definitely have a problem with the rear right.|
|68||Josh Peckett||Will Stevens||OK we will be in now please. Pit confirm.|
|68||Mark Temple||Fernando Alonso||One lap to go after this. Gap to Hamilton 6.6.|
|69||Mark Temple||Fernando Alonso||Let’s give it everything. G5.|
|VL||Maurizio Arrivabene||Sebastian Vettel||Yes, Sebastian, yes! P1! Another flag in Maranello. Well done!|
|VL||Sebastian Vettel||Riccardo Adami||Grazie ragazzi! Grazie. Forza Ferrari. Merci Jules, cette victoire est pour toi. [Thanks Jules, this victory is for you]. You will always be in our hearts. We know that sooner or later Jules would have been a part of this team. Grazie, guys.|
|VL||Gianpiero Lambiase||Daniil Kvyat||That is P2. Probably a lot more…|
|VL||Daniil Kvyat||Gianpiero Lambiase||Yes!|
|VL||Gianpiero Lambiase||Daniil Kvyat||Yeah a little bit more than we deserved I guess. Nonetheless you were there to pick up the pieces so well done for that. We will analyse the pace later. Good job.|
|VL||Daniil Kvyat||Gianpiero Lambiase||Yes, yes, I understand. Thank you for the first podium guys, thank you. It was a tough race. We will analyse but we all deserve this after such a tough season. We will keep pushing always.|
|VL||Christian Horner||Daniil Kvyat||Well done Danny. You know what a podium means. Great job today and it’s the kind of race I think Bianchi would have enjoyed, I’m sure you’ll be thinking about him.|
|VL||Daniil Kvyat||Christian Horner||Yes|
|VL||Christian Horner||Daniil Kvyat||But good job today.|
|VL||Daniil Kvyat||Gianpiero Lambiase||Yes thank you we will analyse that later.|
|VL||Simon Rennie||Daniel Ricciardo||We were on the end of some tough driving from other people there. Your pace was excellent, did a very good job. For your info Hamilton did get a drive-through penalty for our collision, Rosberg was ‘no action’.|
|VL||Daniel Ricciardo||Simon Rennie||Thanks guys. Everyone had a crack today. Nice and resilient. That was for Jules. Cheers, guys.|
|VL||Simon Rennie||Daniel Ricciardo||Very good job mate today.|
|VL||Xevi Pujolar||Max Verstappen||Well done Max you have done it. P4, very good job.|
|VL||Max Verstappen||Xevi Pujolar||Thanks you very much. Unbelievable. I didn’t expect this at all. Unbelievable.|
|VL||Mark Temple||Fernando Alonso||Absolutely fantastic drive. P5. We had a few opportunities and you made everything of them. Really well done.|
|VL||Fernando Alonso||Mark Temple||Well done guys. You deserve it. It’s been difficult so far this year but…|
|VL||Mark Temple||Fernando Alonso||Absolutely, that’s a great way to go into the break.|
|VL||Peter Bonnington||Lewis Hamilton||Well done mate. That was a testing race. A lot to go through.|
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113 comments on “2015 Hungarian Grand Prix team radio transcript”
29th July 2015, 12:43
It’s odd that we had no radio with Vettel in the laps after SC when Rosberg was breathing down his neck. Or perhaps in those situation Seb prefers no communication to focus better. He was lucky though that it was Rosberg’s Merc (whose pace was worse than Hamilton) on Medium tyres.
29th July 2015, 13:54
@ifelix If you want to talk luck everyone can be happy there was a SC as it almost improved everyones chances at a better result except for Vettel.
29th July 2015, 14:24
That’s pretty much always the case when it comes to safety cars. The leaders suffers the most.
29th July 2015, 16:42
Didn’t mean to diss neither Rosberg nor Vettel there.
I meant luck in the context of “Gluck im Ungluck” (German expression roughly translated as fortune amid misfortune) say: the safety car was tough luck but still it could have been worse.
29th July 2015, 16:46
According to the team, there was indeed not much talk between Vettel and his engineer.
29th July 2015, 17:39
“He was meditating, we didn’t wanna disturb him.”
Jorge H. (@kobe08)
29th July 2015, 17:51
I don’t buy it… all drivers that go to SF change behavior and don’t use radio for almost the entire race(s).
29th July 2015, 18:07
I don’t know what not to buy. They were talking about this specific occasion. OTOH, there were lots when rain started in Silverstone and they admitted so.
Jorge H. (@kobe08)
29th July 2015, 19:15
Fair enough @shena .. I didn’t pay much attention to the Silverstone team radio transcripts. ;)
I got that idea also from the time Alonso had very few to say to his race engineer.
29th July 2015, 20:04
thank you @shena!
30th July 2015, 0:32
I am not surprised at the less chatter. Remember during the Malaysian Grand Prix, there was very little radio from him and whatever little we heard from him, he was calmly singing “blue flag, blue flag” on the radio.
30th July 2015, 1:45
I wonder whether he speaks to them in a language other than English most of the time, so they don’t bother to broadcast it? I remember Alonso used to do that.
(obviously the entire audience isn’t made up of English speakers, but the sport does seem focused on that language).
30th July 2015, 6:46
30th July 2015, 14:20
I don’t think he is that skilled in Italian at the moment. So unless Adami can speak or understand German it’s probably not the case.
29th July 2015, 12:51
What were B-bal 56 and HPB switch Mercedes talking about?
Feels like a lot of cryptic massage there that I thought Lewis was asking for more ‘code’ when he said Bono was too quiet. :)
29th July 2015, 13:38
B-bal is obviously brake balance (56% front), not sure about HPB.
29th July 2015, 13:44
B-bal 56 is 56-44 front-rear balance. HPB is probably and engine mode switch. Nothing cryptic here.
29th July 2015, 13:47
Ah. Thanks @tino852 @george
29th July 2015, 14:57
B-bal 56, bite point three, HPB switch, Strat mode four…
It’s hard to fly the rocket ship.
29th July 2015, 15:11
Then why F1 wan’t to eliminate radio between astronaut and Houston?
Are we gonna witness more fail launch after Spa?
Ed Marques (@edmarques)
29th July 2015, 20:08
Yes, we will.
ColdFly F1 (@)
29th July 2015, 13:49
Absolutely love that one! That’s what sealed the deal for Vettel to win my DOTW vote.
29th July 2015, 15:01
By the way, from post victory radio transmissions to post race press conference I heard Vettel talk in: English, Italian, French, and German. I thought that was interesting.
29th July 2015, 14:09
If Ricciardo is a great racer why cant he overtake his teammates without team orders? and when he try to pass drivers from other teams he must hit them (Raikkonen in Monaco and Rosberg in Hungary)
By the way I am ready for the attack :)
Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine)
29th July 2015, 14:20
@malik Isn’t it more likely to be the case that in any interaction between its drivers the Red Bull pit wall gets involved? After all we saw it plenty of times with Vettel and Webber.
29th July 2015, 14:26
Indeed that might just be the case @keithcollantine. Once bitten, twice shy etc.
29th July 2015, 16:42
Did we? I’ve seen more team orders from RB in the last year and a half than in the entire five years Webber and Vettel drove together. And always in favor of Ricciardo as well.
29th July 2015, 17:18
Yeah, there were the infamous ‘maintain the position’ orders (’11 Silverstone, ’13 Malaysia, a forgotten one ’09 Turkey, ..) but not for swapping positions, like those from the recent two seasons, just because one of them has better pace or on a different strategy. Two occasions off the top of my head: 2011 Brazil when Vettel had a gearbox issue and in the same place the next year where he was fighting for the championship.
29th July 2015, 17:52
Edit: Actually there was no order from the pitwall in 2011 Brazil. Vettel initiated it. http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2011/11/28/2011-brazilian-grand-prix-red-bull/
29th July 2015, 18:41
It’s incredible that Vettel ASKED the team to let Webber through.
Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine)
29th July 2015, 17:34
Not so: In Monaco Ricciardo was told to Kvyat through for fourth at the end of the race.
29th July 2015, 17:41
Except that in that case there was an understanding, and Kvyat was first told to let Ricciardo through.
29th July 2015, 17:58
@keithcollantine but only after kvyat has been asked to let ricciardo through first.
Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine)
29th July 2015, 22:17
@rigi Indeed, but the comment I was replying to claimed that the calls are “always in favour of Ricciardo”. This case demonstrates that is not true because if it was Red Bull wouldn’t have switched the positions back as they were, they would have just left Ricciardo ahead.
30th July 2015, 0:37
Daniel got into that attacking position only thanks to Kyvat being a team player. The last team order in Monaco was a direct result of the previous team order a few laps earlier.
Do not take one team order in isolation and claim that “team orders are not always in favor of Ricciardo”, Keith.
4th August 2015, 21:12
But one order in isolation is all that’s required to contradict that idea…
29th July 2015, 14:28
I am pleased Kvyat doesn’t just move over for Ricciardo. I hope he keeps it up.
29th July 2015, 19:47
You must want to be attacked with a comment like that. Ricciardo was the man to watch on Sunday. The ballsiest racer on the grid IMO…
29th July 2015, 21:51
In the end though, his car was as fast as Ferrari if not faster, he should have been closer to the lead. I would have expected him to qualify 3rd in the first place. He was slower than Vettel in 2nd sector. Isn’t that where we expected them to be faster? He missed it in Monaco and Silverstone qualis too. And he’s just horrible at the starts. Reminds me of Webber. Lately, he also had some horrible pace. Not to mention he gets into too much “incidents”. Monaco with Raikkonen, Silverstone at the start, Bottas-Hamilton-Rosberg in Hungary… Now he sounds totally like Webber.
I believe he can do better.
ColdFly F1 (@)
29th July 2015, 14:12
Amazing that Hamilton determines RBR’s strategy ;) (@keithcollantine)
Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine)
29th July 2015, 14:21
@coldfly Changed it, thanks.
30th July 2015, 10:02
29th July 2015, 16:56
29th July 2015, 14:23
Will Stevens:”Tell Roberto to stop going so slowly, you can’t cool the car like that.”
29th July 2015, 14:25
I wonder if the next race some drivers will be slower off the line because there was an aborted start last time around?
29th July 2015, 14:27
Sorry but, I don’t follow your logic here. Why would some drivers be slower next time out?
29th July 2015, 15:04
Extra precaution. Just in case there is another aborted lap? Though, since no one jump started in Hungary, they must have been careful of that or given info on the radio.
29th July 2015, 14:47
Cannot even retire Raikkonen properly, that Scuderia Ferrari. Poor guy. Miserable.
29th July 2015, 16:54
30th July 2015, 1:10
or maybe liar liar? Also pretty fair to say it was obvious over the entire weekend that the soft tyre had at least 1 second per lap advantage or more so I really don’t understand where you are going with that one.
29th July 2015, 17:17
That was a remarkably graceless response from Red Bull to Kvyat, given that he’d just won his first podium – and also become the second youngest podium finisher of all time. It’s a bit astonishing his own team told him he didn’t really deserve it. Regardless of whether its true or not, its not the sort of thing I’d expect any team to say to their own driver.
29th July 2015, 17:43
Absolutely agree with you. It’s appalling. It’s like even his own engineer is favoring Ricciardo or something.
29th July 2015, 18:00
I don’t think so, it’s true that he inherited his position and he wasn’t on Ricciardo’s pace all weekend. Apart from the result it was a disappointing race for Kvyat.
29th July 2015, 18:13
That’s true of every driver in the top five apart from Vettel. It’s true to some extent of many drivers at many GP’s. But you don’t see e.g. Verstappens engineer mention the fact that, if Kimi’s engine did not fail and NR and DR collide, Max would have been nowhere near fourth place.
29th July 2015, 18:42
Jules Winfield (@jules-winfield)
29th July 2015, 18:42
So? That may well be the case, but surely saying something like that is counterproductive? They should be praising him, not undermining his confidence. Drivers need to know that the team has faith in their abilities – look at Bonnington’s response to Lewis for an example: he didn’t say “You should be sorry, you messed up the first lap and crashed into another driver”, but he reassured Lewis, telling him not to worry about it.
Even Maldonado’s engineer resisted the temptation to laugh at him when he got his 900th penalty of the day.
29th July 2015, 20:53
If Ricciardo had won the race after the safety car, would they have said “well, you didn’t deserve it, but whatever”? That’s what it sounded like.
And Ricciardo should have won without the safety car, mind you. He had the car to do it, but as usual, he had a horrendous start too.
29th July 2015, 17:31
Kimi and David do not make a good driver/engineer team. He seems to be apologizing always and is mostly reactive.
Also what’s the deal on Bonnington giving info about brakes to Lewis? Isn’t that banned?
I believe the most patient guy on the grid will be Mark Slade. Very eager to know what goes on in his mind when Maldonado puts the blame on Perez after that shunt :)
29th July 2015, 17:47
Mark Slade after Maldonado gets yet another penalty: “I miss Kimi”.
Kimi Raikkonen after Greenwood apologizes to him for yet another botched job: “I miss Slade”.
29th July 2015, 18:09
I think a better engineer will help Kimi a lot. David Greenwood seems scared of Kimi and their communication generally involves Kimi cursing about the situation and David apologizing for it.
And one thing seems clear, Kimi ain’t fond of Alonso
29th July 2015, 18:45
LOL. He makes funny comments on “that McLaren” of Alonso. Which GP was that he sounded like he was laughing at him on the radio?
30th July 2015, 5:35
Chinese GP :-)
29th July 2015, 18:02
I assume they’re allowed to inform the driver if the brakes are overheating as it’s a safety issue.
29th July 2015, 18:07
@george I got this from JAonF1. Doesn’t the second point cover what Bono said to Lewis?
29th July 2015, 18:31
I think it’s different because he’s not talking about a way to improve laptimes, but to protect the brakes. For example if he said ‘brake less into t4 and carry more apex speed’, or ‘move balance back for better turn-in’ that would be driver tuition.
What he’s saying though is that the brakes are getting too hot so they need to use them less. Personally I’d prefer that they weren’t allowed to do this either so they would need to either be more circumspect with brake cooling or rely on driver feel (if that’s even possible), but as it’s a safety issue I guess they’re allowed.
29th July 2015, 18:53
If that were all he was saying I wouldn’t have a problem with it. But that’s emphatically not the message being sent.
30th July 2015, 17:09
@george I would like for them to just let the drivers know that the brakes are hot. How they manage to keep it consistent, should be up to them.
Telling them what exactly to do is what the problem is here. But then the rule itself was difficult to implement to even be disappointed at the way it has been enforced.
Jorge H. (@kobe08)
29th July 2015, 17:48
36 Tony Ross Nico Rosberg So Nico we need to find more lap time. Lewis will be going to the [medium] tyre, possibly earlier than you.
36 Nico Rosberg Tony Ross I’ll go to the [medium] as well, then.
And that’s why Nico will never be WC…
29th July 2015, 18:05
Reminds me of Abu Dhabi ’10, Alonso covering Webber instead of doing his best race.
29th July 2015, 18:47
+1 That’s a good one.