Ricciardo’s magic touch
Why communicate with words when generic noises will do? It’s fair to say that Daniel Ricciardo was more than a little pleased with his final flying effort in qualifying, which lifted him to an impressive third on the grid.
Romain Grosjean is not one to mince his words, and faced with an ill-handling car in FP2 he made his feelings to his Haas team quite clear…
As cold as ice
Having soaked up the pressure from F1’s own Iceman, Kimi Raikkonen, Max Verstappen interrupts his post-race celebrations to reveal that for the last ten laps of his historic victory it felt like he was driving on the cold stuff.
Not as quick as he thinks
Sometimes it’s best to laugh in the face of adversity – and that’s just what McLaren’s Jenson Button did in Spain when, trying to make his strategy work, he was overtaken by Rio Haryanto’s usually slower Manor. The Briton had the last laugh though, going on to finish ninth.
Vettel asks the question
In Russia Sebastian Vettel angrily asked "what the **** are we doing here?" after he was unceremoniously punted in the barriers by Daniil Kvyat. In Spain the German had a similar question for another Red Bull driver - Daniel Ricciardo - though this time it had a slightly sportier bent...
Movers and brakers
If there’s one thing guaranteed to annoy an F1 driver, it’s another competitor moving around in the braking zone when they’re trying to overtake. Whether Felipe Nasr was guilty of the aforementioned misdemeanour is open to debate, but Marcus Ericsson was certainly quick to pin the crime on his Sauber team mate…