F1 2017: The best of team radio
Raikkonen, Alonso and Steiner all star in the season's best soundbites as drivers and teams repeatedly lit up the airwaves
By Jonathan Green
Last Updated: 21/12/17 3:47pm
Good, bad, or ugly, Formula 1 again didn’t disappoint in 2017 when it came to memorable soundbites and flash-points over team radio. Here are some of the best…
KIMI'S MERCEDES CONFUSION - RUSSIAN GP
Ferrari to Raikkonen: "We are 9.5 behind Bottas and eight tenths a lap quicker."
Raikkonen: "How did we end up behind him when we didn't stop earlier?"
Ferrari: "He was leading the race Kimi."
Raikkonen: "Ah OK I thought they were the other way around."
BUTTON'S MESSAGE TO ALONSO - MONACO GP
"I'm going to pee in your seat!"
VETTEL V HAMILTON - AZERBAIJAN GP
Sebastian Vettel: "He brake tested me! What the **** is going on?"
Lewis Hamilton: "Vettel literally just came alongside me and turned in and hit me!"
Ferrari to Vettel: "You have a 10-second stop-and-go penalty for dangerous driving."
Vettel: "When did I do dangerous driving? Can you give me an explanation when I did dangerous driving?"
Hamilton: "10-second penalty is not enough for driving behaviour like that. You know that Charlie!"
THE ICEMAN'S PIT LANE MELTDOWN - AZERBAIJAN GP
Kimi Raikkonen: "Steering wheel. Gloves and steering wheel. Yeah. Steering wheel. Hey…HEY! Steering wheel, somebody tell him to give it to me! Come on! MOVE!"
RICCIARDO'S YOU KNOW WHO - HUNGARIAN GP
Daniel Ricciardo after lap one retirement: "Someone hit me. Was that who I think it was? ******* sore loser."
OCON V PEREZ - BELGIAN GP
Esteban Ocon: "Guys, what the ****! Honestly! What the **** is this guy doing? Front wing broken now. ******* idiot."
FIRST-LAP CARNAGE - SINGAPORE GP
Kimi Raikkonen: "What the **** did they do? I'm OK but it's just…ridiculous."
Sebastian Vettel: "I confirm I stop the car, correct? OK, sorry guys, P-0. Sorry. I'm really sorry."
HAAS UNDER THE COLLAR - UNITED STATES GP
Romain Grosjean: "I think we should retire the car, I think we should retire the car, there's no point going to the end. I can see the whole ******* left tyre. What are we doing guys? Seriously…"
Guenther Steiner: "Shhh. Shut up!"
Grosjean: "You're not paying your life here. The tyre's completely gone."
LOVELY JUBBLY - MEXICAN GP
Max Verstappen after passing Vettel on lap one: "Simply, simply lovely."
Verstappen asked to match Bottas' lap times: "Alright son, I'll take it easy."
Red Bull: "OK so that was the same lap time as the previous lap Max..."
Verstappen (laughing): "Yeah, I'm really sorry."
THE VERY BEST OF FERNANDO ALONSO - VARIOUS
Bahrain GP: "How the hell can they overtake me? Three hundred metres behind me at the beginning of the straight. I never raced with less power - in my life."
Italian GP: "What is Palmer doing? He needs to give me back the position, he cut the chicane."
On being told of Palmer's five-second penalty: "Five seconds is a joke! A joke! What a joke!"
Alonso: "Where is Palmer?" McLaren: "Palmer has retired." Alonso: "Karma."
Mexican GP - After Romain Grosjean cuts corner to retain position: "We need the position immediately because he changed the race, very clear.
"Please, please race director, look at the race please. Please, please, it's very clear, I'm losing the race here."
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