Radio Ga Ga: Chinese Grand Prix

From ESPN - April 17, 2018

A round-up of the best radio soundbites from the Chinese Grand Prix, where Red Bull drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen made headlines for very different reasons.

"That was magic, man!"

Sergio Perez celebrates after qualifying eighth for Force India,the teams best Saturday performance of the season so far.

"See you f---ing later son!"
"Alright. Do not get greedy now mate. That's good, settle down."

After dispatching Kimi Raikkonen around the outside of Turn 4 on the opening lap Max Verstappen gives a memorable sign-off -- only to be reminded to keep his emotions in check by the Red Bull pit wall. Given how his afternoon unfolded from there, it was clearly an instruction he had forgotten later in the race.

"Sorry to lose a place guys. Kimi was quite aggressive."

A deflated Lewis Hamilton apologises to Mercedes for a rather passive start which saw him drop to fifth and get blocked by Kimi Raikkonen later in the lap.

"Let Kevin by before [Turn] 14..."
"F--- come on, it's lap six!"

Romain Grosjean complains about being issued a team order to release Kevin Magnussen -- who had started the race on a different tyre and strategy -- in the early stages of the race.

"What the f--- he closed the door!"

Pierre Gasly fumes at the driving Toro Rosso teammate Brendon Hartley -- who he was expecting to move aside -- after what turned out to be the decisive moment of the race, colliding at the penultimate corner. The crash, which triggered the Safety Car, was later put down to a miscommunication between the Toro Rosso pit wall and its drivers.


Continue reading at ESPN »