The last lap of the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix made it infamous. But the other 57 laps were packed with tension as Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen fought for the title
Transcript of Red Bull’s team radio messages shows how they told Sergio Perez “we’ll swap back” the cars in Brazil – but Max Verstappen refused.
Ferrari admitted they chose to split their drivers’ strategies in Q3 as rain neared the circuit. Charles Leclerc’s radio messages showed how the decision backfired.
The Mexican Grand Prix was a rare bright spot in an otherwise forgettable 2022 campaign for Daniel Ricciardo. Here’s how it unfolded on his radio.
Lewis Hamilton repeatedly tried to trigger a track limits penalty for Max Verstappen after losing the lead to him in the final laps of the United States Grand Prix.
Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso’s radio messages reveal how their race-long scrap at Suzuka was decided by just a hundredth of a second.
Lewis Hamilton and other drivers kept racing at full speed after the chequered flag in the Japanese Grand Prix as their teams were unsure if the race was over.
Max Verstappen’s radio messages from Q3 show how Red Bull misjudged their fuel levels and abandoned two laps which might have given them pole position.
Formula 1 drivers were told they’d get a restart with up to four laps remaining at Monza. Their radio messages show why it never happened.
Lewis Hamilton and George Russell reacted in completely different ways when a Safety Car swung the outcome of the Dutch Grand Prix.
Radio messages between Charles Leclerc and Ferrari in Hungary show the team realised the hard tyres weren’t competitive but felt they had to use them.
Ferrari’s second pit stop for Carlos Sainz Jnr was the hotly debated tactical call of the French Grand Prix. Did they get it right? Here’s their full radio transcript.
Fernando Alonso bemoaned his strategy and cursed his misfortune on the radio in Austria – but he also chose his words carefully when he needed to.
Mick Schumacher said he “had the pace to be in front” after urging Haas to let him past his team mate throughout the Austrian Grand Prix sprint race.
Radio messages reveal Charles Leclerc was more concerned about the time he lost behind his team mate than Ferrari’s decision to leave him out when the Safety Car appeared.
Lewis Hamilton came close to joining his team mate George Russell in switching to slicks tyres for his final run in Q3.
Lando Norris was disappointed McLaren told him to stay behind Daniel Ricciardo at the end of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, but didn’t have the full picture on the team’s strategy.
While Ferrari second-guessed their tyre calls and got unlucky with traffic, Red Bull’s sure-footed strategy won them the Monaco Grand Prix. The radio messages from all four drivers show how.
While a DRS fault aggravated Max Verstappen, Red Bull told his team mate to let him by twice. Here are their radio messages from the Spanish Grand Prix.
While Lewis Hamilton was stuck in a queue of traffic outside of the points, George Russell clung to fourth place under pressure from behind.