A round-up of the best radio soundbites from the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, where Lewis Hamilton guaranteed his eleventh win of the crusade, while Fernando Alonso retired from the game following 18 years.
“Okay, champ. Here we go. Millions viewing. You have everybody here at McLaren cheering for you, how about we go out with an extraordinary race.”
“How about we do this folks, we will give everything as usual. Extremely pleased with you.”
McLaren supervisor Zak Brown gives his man Fernando Alonso a couple of conclusive inspirational statements previously his last trip in F1.
“Sacred s – , I’m hanging here like a dairy animals. Get me out, there’s flame!”
Nico Hulkenberg was associated with a frightening accident on the opening lap in Abu Dhabi when his vehicle was thumped into a barrel move by Romain Grosjean’s Haas. While topsy turvy, he opened up the radio channel to convey an edgy message.
“I took a stab at everything, I had a go at everything. The dashboard doesn’t wake up any longer.”
“Alright Kimi, it’s everywhere.”
Kimi Raikkonen can’t resuscitate his dormant Ferrari as the Finn is compelled to stop on the begin complete straight and resign from his last race as a Ferrari driver before he makes the move to Sauber.
“Much appreciated folks, I realize it got somewhat exhausting however value the most recent five years, bless your heart.”
“Daniel, incredible drive today. It has been a flat out delight having you in our group for the last five seasons. Seven triumphs, all the platform, all the high minutes. We’re going to miss you. We wish you the simple best for the future and hold exceptionally affectionate recollections that we have together.”
Red Bull manager Christian Horner expresses gratitude toward Daniel Ricciardo after his last race with the group before making the move to Renault in 2019.
“I resound Christian’s remarks mate, it’s been a delight throughout the previous five years.”
“Better believe it, you’re a d – head.”
“I cherish you as well.”
Not long after Ricciardo’s trade with Horner, the Australian’s architect, Simon Rennie, offers his thanks …
“Champ, what a profession. Much thanks to you, bless your heart. You’re a champ. How about we go win the triple crown.”
Another soundbite from McLaren supervisor Brown. While Alonso’s time in F1 has arrived at an end, his consideration rapidly swings to the Indy 500 where he will head up McLaren’s test in 2019 out of an offer to win motorsport’s triple crown.