2016 British Grand Prix team radio transcript | 2016 British Grand Prix

Radio messages played a vital role in the outcome of the British Grand Prix as Nico Rosberg was penalised for receiving assistance from his Mercedes team.

The extent of the messages Rosberg received went beyond what Formula One Management broadcast live on the main feed during the race. Mercedes were deemed to have given Rosberg driving assistance by explaining to him how to deal with not being able to use seventh gear.

As the messages from the end of the race show, Red Bull were very confident Rosberg would be penalised. Mercedes did not realise Rosberg was under investigation until hearing Verstappen being told he was on the television broadcast.

As has been the case all season long, very few messages were broadcast compared to the amount of discussion which was going on between the drivers and teams, even given the new team radio restrictions.

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2016 British Grand Prix team radio transcript

Lap* Driver Message
PR To Nico Hulkenberg It?s whether we go all the way on these then go direct to dries or whether we have a stop on inters.
1 From Lewis Hamilton OK there?s quite a bit of standing water around turn eight. Also on the Wellington Straight, after turn six.
1 From Lewis Hamilton Safety Car?s too slow to get temperature.
2 From Lewis Hamilton Big puddles of aquaplaning still.
3 From Lewis Hamilton The Safety Car is just really slow so it?s not that easy for us to keep temperatures up.
3 From Lewis Hamilton It?ll be inters pretty soon I would say.
4 From Lewis Hamilton We can go, Charlie.
4 From Marcus Ericsson I think it?s not too far from inters. Getting closer.
4 To Marcus Ericsson Yeah OK Marcus. I think other teams are in agreement as well.
5 To Daniel Ricciardo OK Daniel Safety Car is in this lap, what do you think about tyres at the moment. Inters or [full wets]?
5 From Daniel Ricciardo If we can survive the aquaplaning I think the inters.
5 To Nico Hulkenberg How far from dry tyres do you think it is?
5 From Nico Hulkenberg Oh very far man. No chance.
7 From Pascal Wehrlein Yeah I?m out. Aquaplaning first corner, No chance.
10 To Marcus Ericsson Slow in Marcus.
10 From Marcus Ericsson Something is wrong with this engine.
10 To Marcus Ericsson Confirm.
10 From Marcus Ericsson OK slow in, copy.
10 To Marcus Ericsson Watch your mirrors behind.
12 To Daniel Ricciardo We need to make this set last until dry so important to look after these tyres, important.
14 From Max Verstappen OK it?s getting drier, I don?t think slicks yet but it?s getting closer.
14 To Max Verstappen OK good info, Max.
16 To Kevin Magnussen How?s the track Kev? Talk to us.
16 From Kevin Magnussen Still wet.
19 From Fernando Alonso We lost so many positions. We need to stop one of the two cars. He went off. We are behind everyone. There are two cars copying one each other in a state of racing against the others.
22 To Lewis Hamilton Let?s just keep an open mind, people might be trying to go to the end.
22 From Lewis Hamilton I want to go to the end on these.
23 To Jolyon Palmer Blue flag for Kvyat.
23 From Jolyon Palmer Oh this is a joke.
26 To Rio Haryanto Can you get the car going, Rio?
26 From Rio Haryanto No I?m in the barrier.
26 To Rio Haryanto OK Rio then switch off if you can?t get going.
26 From Fernando Alonso I don?t know if my car is OK. I guess so. But what a shame.
26 To Fernando Alonso Yeah OK Fernando we?re checking the car.
28 To Sergio Perez Track is clear turn one but still slippery.
31 From Max Verstappen Come on, then. The blue flags are ridiculous.
31 To Max Verstappen Copy, Max.
35 From Nico Rosberg That?s moving twice, that is not on.
35 To Nico Rosberg Copy that message, Nico.
36 From Max Verstappen I?m struggling quite a bit with the rears.
36 To Max Verstappen Copy.
38 From Felipe Massa He pushed me out of the track, he pushed me out of the track.
42 From Lewis Hamilton Why is he not getting blue flags?
42 To Lewis Hamilton He has had blue flags, he?s had them twice, we?re on to them.
47 From Nico Rosberg Gearbox problem!
47 To Nico Rosberg Driver default 101, chassis default 01. Chassis default 01.
47 To Nico Rosberg Avoid seventh gear, Nico.
47 From Nico Rosberg What?s that mean? I have to shift through it.
47 To Nico Rosberg Affirm Nico you need to shift through it, affirm.
47 To Nico Rosberg So Nico if it gets stuck again it will downshift out of seventh.
47 From Nico Rosberg What do I do if it gets stuck again?
47 To Nico Rosberg So Nico just try and avoid seventh. If it happens downshift out of it. You?re doing a really good job.
47 From Nico Rosberg I tried to downshift out of it last time but it didn?t work
47 To Nico Rosberg OK copy copy.
49 To Max Verstappen OK Max Rosberg is under investigation for some of the comments made over the radio.
VL To Lewis Hamilton Awesome stuff, Lewis. Great job, man. British Grand Prix.
VL From Lewis Hamilton Great job this weekend guys. Thank you so much for your continued efforts. Everyone back in the factory. Really amazing. Right now I?m thinking about all the people.
VL To Max Verstappen OK Max that is P3 mate, mode one. Excellent job. 1.3 seconds behind Rosberg and he will be investigated after the race. Another excellent drive mate.
VL From Max Verstappen Well that was an interesting race guys. I think we challenged them and we had great pace. Thank you for a great car.
VL To Max Verstappen Well done Max that was a gerat drive. Entertaining, you were the highlight of the race. We loved your move around the outside of Becketts. Points mean prizes so well done.
VL To Daniel Ricciardo It was a good drive, Daniel. Could get better still. Let?s see what happens with Rosberg. They were a bit naughty what they?ve done on the radio with him it was very clear instruction, so?

Lap: Refers to lap message was broadcast on. There may be a delay between messages being said and being broadcast. PR = pre-race; FL = formation lap; VL = victory lap.
Message: Repetitive or irrelevant messages omitted. Notes in italics. Highlights in bold.

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