• Radio Ga Ga - British Grand Prix

'He can't do that! I would have crashed into him!'

Nate Saunders July 8, 2014
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Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso feature heavily on the latest Radio Ga Ga after their epic battle at Silverstone coincided with a memorable series of exchanges with the pit wall.

"Something funny is going on."

Daniel Ricciardo can't quite put his finger on a problem with his Red Bull during FP1.

"The car is really, really bad."

Romain Grosjean gives Lotus a fairly blunt assessment of his opinion of the E22 during FP2, though we think it's probably a line they've heard once or twice this season.

"P2! Attaboy!"
"Ok guys. Kept our heads there, good job. I tell you, this kind of rain. England is the only place in the world where you can see this! It's not necessarily nice but it's unique."

Guillaume Roquelin congratulates Sebastian Vettel on P2 in qualifying, before the German shows everyone he could have a post-F1 career in meteorology as he makes a few observations about the British weather.

"Great job, Nico! P4 with that."
"Really? Jesus!"

After the thrilling end to qualifying, Nico Hulkenberg - who later admitted he nearly aborted his final lap - can't quite believe just how much time he gained in the final sector.

"He can't do that! I would have crashed into him!"

Vettel forgets about his first-lap aggression with Lewis Hamilton after Fernando Alonso's rather incredible pass around the outside at Copse for fifth.

"He didn't leave me the space! I would be launched out of the corner."

Vettel continues his tirade against Alonso as he struggles to make a move stick against the Spaniard.

"And another one."

Vettel adopts the tried-and-tested 'if you can't beat 'em, tell the headmaster' approach as Alonso exceeds track limits again in their battle for fifth. It is worth noting Alonso was doing exactly the same to Vettel.

"He take the DRS thanks to the track limits in the last corner! He take the DRS out of turn five and out of turn nine ... What more I need to do!?"

Now it is Alonso's turn to have a little whinge after Vettel turns in a remarkable "balls-out" move of his own to re-pass the Spaniard for fifth at Copse.

"You can't touch this Lewis, home grand prix!"
"England! What a great feeling guys I couldn't be happier. I'm sorry about yesterday but a fantastic job today as ever."

After receiving congratulations from race engineer Peter Bonnington, Lewis Hamilton lets the emotion pour out after recovering from his qualifying blunder to win in front of his home crowd.

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Nate is assistant editor of ESPNF1

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Nate is assistant editor of ESPNF1 Nate got his first taste of paddock reporting with British Superbikes and Moto GP in 2012. A stint in rugby followed before Nate, whose childhood hero was Michael Schumacher, found his way back to motorsport when he joined ESPNF1 as assistant editor in February 2014.