‘Is it normal I have no power?’

After the opening race of the season we bring you the best radio soundbites from Melbourne, with proof that Jenson Button may be telepathic and that Kimi Raikkonen is not completely radio-shy after all.

“Sorry guys. Sorry guys. Really sorry… sorry guys.”

Kamui Kobayashi not showing much contrition after his first-corrner accident with Felipe Massa.

“OK, wave your arms in the air, mate. Wave your arms in the air.”

Jules Bianchi’s race engineer might well be a fan of puppet film Team America, giving his driver this memorable piece of advice on how to deal with his predicament after stopping on the grid.

“OK, is it normal that I have no power?”

Even four-times world champion Sebastian Vettel is not 100% sure on how the new cars are supposed to work this year. It isn’t normal, by the way, Seb.

“Engine is not running smoothly. I will get passed, so you are aware……Do something! I have no power, less IC than normal and no ‘K’! No ‘K’!…..That’s ridiculous guys!”

And Vettel’s mood gets worse a few laps later, as he throws toys out of his turbo-engined pram after realising retirement is probably imminent in his stuttering Red Bull.

“At the moment we have an issue with the radio, because I cannot hear you.”

At least it is proof he listens occasionally. Kimi Raikkonen for once shows concern about the silence in his ears.

“This is mega, Valtteri. Good work.”

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