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Say what? The best of race radio in Australia

22 Mar 2016

The clampdown on pit-to-car communication may have reduced radio traffic over the Melbourne weekend, but there were still plenty of fascinating and colourful exchanges between driver and engineer. Here are just a few...


Verstappen voices his disapproval

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Max Verstappen is none too impressed with Toro Rosso’s decision to pit Carlos Sainz first and their refusal to order the Spaniard to let him past.
 


Vettel on the slide

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Sebastian Vettel apologises after a late off ends his chances of splitting the Mercedes, forcing him to settle for third in a race many believed Ferrari could - and perhaps should - have won.



Grosjean does Haas proud

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Points in their very first Grand Prix - no wonder Romain Grosjean was delighted with his P6 finish for newcomers Haas, the first American-led team on the grid in 30 years.



Hamilton's left hanging
 

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An unusual request from Lewis Hamilton to his Mercedes crew, who - through no fault of their own - aren’t too helpful in their response.

 

Gutierrez in the gravel
 

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Haas's Esteban Gutierrez's first thoughts are for his fellow driver after he and McLaren's Fernando Alonso emerged unscathed following their huge mid-race shunt.



Ricciardo raises a glass
 

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Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo finds something to celebrate - fourth place in his home Grand Prix (equalling the best ever finish by an Australian in Australia) and the fastest lap of the race.