We offer you a selection of the most interesting fragments of the radio transmissions from the Grand Prix of Bahrain from F1Fanatic.
“It seems that something is wrong, guys.”
Haas: “Well, we’ll see.”
Kevin Magnussen out of the race due to technical problems in the ninth circle, but a problem arose before the start.
“The brakes failed. Aah!”
Max Verstappen became the second retired after Magnussen when he went off the track due to brake failure.
“I was hit in the side.”
For the third consecutive debutant lance Stroll out of the race. This time after a collision with Carlos Sainz in the first turn.
Red Bull: “it Seems that Hamilton slowed down in front of you in the pit lane. Can you confirm this?”
Answer not heard
Red Bull: “OK, understood”.
Ricardo did not reply to the team about blocking on the part of Hamilton. However, we can assume that the wheel of the machine Red Bull Racing has buttons for Yes or no.” Apparently Daniel chose the former, because Lewis eventually punished with a raise in five seconds.
Mercedes: “Please, miss Lewis”.
“Can you confirm this? Just on the last lap I broke away from him.”
Mercedes: “OK Lewis, stay as close as possible to Valtteri. He conveyed the message.”
Hamilton “If he upped his pace, then he should be fine. If you manage to get close, I will overtake, but slightly not enough.”
Mercedes: “stand your ground”.
Bottas: “I Understand.”
The first attempt to use team tactics at Mercedes eventually was cancelled because Valtteri increased in speed and increased handicap over Hamilton.
“I don’t know how they do overtake me. They were 300 metres behind and on the line came forward. Never in my life have I raced with this engine power!”
The race in Bahrain, like most over the last two years, Fernando Alonso is better to forget. The Spaniard could not counter the competition and will revert back.
Mercedes: “Please, miss Lewis. He received a five-second penalty”.
Bottas: “I Understand, I miss it”.
Mercedes: “of Course, stay as close as possible to him.”
In 27-m round the command tactics in the Mercedes was still applied.
McLaren: “Fernando, we are considering a move to the plan B. As the tires?”
“Yes, do what you want”.
Frustrated by the power of the engine of Alonso has made it clear that he doesn’t care what his tactic is.
Mercedes: “do Not restrain Lewis. It is faster by two seconds per lap and fighting for the victory. Please let him go”.
After the second pit stop and serving his five-second penalty, Hamilton was again behind teammate, but it was not a serious obstacle.
Hamilton: “the Gap is too big, right?”
Mercedes: “Yes, like that.”
After that, the radio 53-lap Lewis actually gave up trying to catch up with Vettel and focused on how to get to the finish line.
Ferrari: “the First place, Sebastian, first place. What a race! You were the fastest, you were the fastest!”
“Woo-hoo! Yes, guys, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes! This is what I said.”
Dialogue Sebastian Vettel with the team after the race was very emotional.
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