2016 Monaco and Spanish Grands Prix team radio transcripts | 2016 Monaco Grand Prix

Posted on Jun 2, 2016

?I think the whole afternoon [the medium compound] was the slower tyre for us,? reflected Sebastian Vettel after the Spanish Grand Prix.

?I think I said it on the radio, so it was probably broadcast.?

In recent years drivers have become used to assuming that any interesting scrap of information they reveal on their radios will be broadcast to the watching world by Formula One Management. But since the beginning of the 2016 season this has clearly changed.

While new rules have reduced the amount of discussion which can go on between driver and team at the same time FOM is revealing less of the communications which do take place. The result is little more than a few dozen messages are now heard per race compared to the hundreds which were being broadcast 12 months ago.

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2016 Monaco Grand Prix team radio transcript

Lap* Driver Message
3 From Daniil Kvyat I am still stuck in a constant speed guys, it doesn?t work.
3 From Daniil Kvyat Why does this happen to me all the time?.
5 From Kevin Magnussen The track is ready now we can start racing, come on.
5 From Lewis Hamilton The spray is better now let?s get going.
11 From Romain Grosjean What is Kimi doing?.
11 To Romain Grosjean He hit the wall.
11 From Romain Grosjean [Censored by FOM] he blocked me.
21 From Kevin Magnussen What the [censored by FOM] did Kvyat do?.
35 From Max Verstappen Ah I crashed.
35 From Max Verstappen Ah I crashed.
37 From Daniel Ricciardo What the [censored by FOM] was that?.
39 To Daniel Ricciardo OK mate, let?s get your head together, you are quicker than him, let?s do it.
49 To Felipe Nasr Just swap position, Felipe, just swap position.
50 To Felipe Nasr Felipe, if Marcus will not pull away you will gain a position.
50 From Felipe Nasr For what reason, give me a reason.
50 From Felipe Nasr Why, why him, why? Give me a reason why.
51 To Felipe Nasr He is much quicker at the minute, if he does not pull away you will gain the position.
51 To Felipe Nasr OK Felipe, this is from the top, we need to swap positions now please. Let?s do it, let?s get it done, T1.
51 From Marcus Ericsson I guess there is something wrong with his radio.
52 To Marcus Ericsson Sounds like, sound like.
52 From Felipe Nasr Why Marcus did that, why?.
53 From Felipe Nasr There?s some internal smoke in the car. .
60 To Jenson Button Jenson there is a small shower on the radar. If it reaches the circuit it would be about eight laps to go.
68 To Sebastian Vettel Debris on the main straight, be careful, stay to the right.
70 From Fernando Alonso Some drops of rain on the visor.
76 From Carlos Sainz Jnr It is starting to rain, get ready.
VL From Daniel Ricciardo Save it. Nothing you could say can make that any better. Just save it.

2016 Spanish Grand Prix team radio transcript

Lap* Driver Message
8 To Daniil Kvyat Danny we need to give position back to Hulkenberg and Magnussen behind you. Overtake under Safety Car.
8 From Daniil Kvyat Come on guys, are they serious?
22 From Nico Hulkenberg I think there?s a lot of smoke in the back of my car. Yeah there?s big smoke behind.
22 To Nico Hulkenberg Pull over, find a fire marshal, find a safe place to stop.
38 To Jolyon Palmer OK Jo we have solid blue for Ricciardo behind, he is the race leader, two seconds behind.
38 From Jolyon Palmer I can barely see him in the mirrors.
38 To Jolyon Palmer I know, you?re doing same lap time as him.
47 From Fernando Alonso No power, no power.
51 From Marcus Ericsson He?s moving everywhere in the braking zones, it?s dangerous. Team mates, come on.
51 To Marcus Ericsson Understood Marcus.
51 From Marcus Ericsson Team mates, come on.
54 From Jenson Button Well that?s great isn?t it? Just got overtaken by Haryanto. Get the car out of the way, he?s going to cost us time, I know he thinks he?s quick but he?s not.
59 From Sebastian Vettel [Censored by FOM] if I don?t avoid that. He?s just going straight to my car. Honestly, what are we doing? Racing or ping-pong?
65 From Daniel Ricciardo I got a puncture or something. Left rear?s really weird.
VL To Valtteri Bottas Great job, Valtteri, ended up P5. Pit stops helped us there they were great today. Nice drive so finishing order was Verstappen won, from Raikkonen, Vettel, Ricciardo, yourself, Sainz, Perez, Massa, Button, Kvyat.
VL From Valtteri Bottas Thanks guys. Yeah we were not quite quick enough but we maximised today so well done. Well done on the pit stops and the strategy I think was a good job with the car we had. Shame with Ricciardo in the end it was really close. But thanks guys.
VL To Valtteri Bottas Yep, agree with all that.
VL To Jenson Button Jenson well done that?s P9, chequered flag. Really had to work for that at the end. Great drive, well done mate.
VL From Jenson Button Wooh. Yeah I mean I knew it was such a long stint I was just looking after my tyres for a lot of it. It came good at the end. A couple of points, not too bad.
VL To Marcus Ericsson Well done Marcus, very good end to a good weekend. Well done mate, good one, well managed.
VL From Marcus Ericsson OK, cheers guys. Good job. Thank you.
VL From Esteban Gutierrez (Screams) good job!
VL To Esteban Gutierrez Good job, good drive. But this is just the beginning. We are not happy.
VL From Esteban Gutierrez Thank you guys, good effort.
VL To Felipe Massa OK Felipe great job, great recovery. Fantastic race. Shame we didn?t get Perez at the end but still excellent job. So we finished P8.
VL To Felipe Massa That was a good drive, mate, thank you very much. Got some points and had a better day than yesterday. Got some good points for the constructors?.
VL To Sergio Perez Well done Checo, great job, P7, great job.
VL From Sergio Perez Good job, guys.
VL From Kimi Raikkonen Sorry guys I tried but once I got close it was so difficult to follow the car through the last corner.
VL To Kimi Raikkonen Understood mate, we saw you were going for it.
VL From Kimi Raikkonen Thanks for the good tactics I managed to recover after a pretty awful start again. Thank you.
VL To Daniel Ricciardo Sorry it didn?t work out today.
VL To Daniel Ricciardo It probably feels pretty tough at the moment, Dan, but your time is going to come. It?s going to come big time. It was a good time today.
VL To Carlos Sainz Jnr Si Carlos, si! P6. Bravo, Chilli.
VL From Carlos Sainz Jnr Thank you. That?s been a really good weekend. I knew we could do it.
VL To Carlos Sainz Jnr Really positive day for the boys today
VL From Max Verstappen Yes! Yes!
VL To Max Verstappen Unbelievable, Max. Unbelievable.
VL To Max Verstappen Max Verstappen you are a race winner. Fantastic. What a great debut. Great job.
VL From Max Verstappen Thank you very much, Christian.
VL To Max Verstappen Max you nursed that tyre set home brilliantly, mate. Well done.
VL From Max Verstappen It was like driving on ice the last ten laps. Unbelievable.
VL From Sebastian Vettel We tried, obviously the tyres held up much longer than expected. The soft the was really good, we were was easily half a second quicker. On the medium, a match, so we need to understand why we were slower on the medium. Basically the rear was very nervous.
VL To Sebastian Vettel Thank you Sebastian, well done, don?t worry.
VL From Sebastian Vettel Ah it?s a bit of a shame I thought we could make it win the race. But very difficult to overtake. Red Bull is quicker than us in the last sector, they struggle less with the rears. They are much quicker in turn 12 and then the last chicane. So that?s where the difference was, that?s why we couldn?t overtake. I tried everything. Grazie.

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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