Brazilian radio qoutes

“Ay ay ay ay! Why do I start in qualifying with low battery? How is this possible? How?”

Fernando Alonso gets flustered in Q1 as he starts a timed run without a fully-charged battery.

“Sorry, but the car was undriveable. Sorry…”

Jean-Eric Vergne is sheepish as he learns of his elimination from Q1 on Saturday.

“Sorry guys.”
“Don’t worry Lewis. All is not lost.”

Lewis Hamilton apologises to Mercedes after a costly spin cost him the change of leapfrogging Nico Rosberg in the pit-stop window, but Peter Bonnington urges him to keep his focus.

“Left-front brake has gone, I feel it start to wobble so I am bringing it back to the pits.”

Daniel Ricciardo’s run of points-scoring finishes comes to an abrupt end in Brazil. The Australian was wrong about the brakes, however, with Red Bull later confirming it was a suspension issue.

“Next time when you tell me to push, do it when I only have one lap left.”

Lewis Hamilton suggests Mercedes alters its approach in future after misunderstanding how many laps he had remaining until he was due to pit before his spin.

“Gap to Lewis 5.1”
“Don’t tell me the gap for a while any more, please.”

Fully focused on the job in hand, Nico Rosberg asks race engineer Tony Ross to stop telling him about Lewis Hamilton eating away at his lead in the final stint. Unlike Monza and Austin, this time the German held firm.

“Nice job, Jenson!”
“Ooof, yeah, not going to do any better than that were we?”

Jenson Button is delighted with fourth after maximising the performance of his McLaren in Brazil.

“Wahoo! Great job guys.”

Nico Rosberg finally gets that winning feeling again after taking the chequered flag for the first time since the German Grand Prix in July.