Horner Discusses Team Radios: Regrets Everything is Broadcasted

Sergio Perez missed out on a podium at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix due to a five-second penalty, leading to frustration that was broadcast on team radio, a practice team boss Christian Horner criticized, suggesting that the FIA and F1 need to work together to improve such issues.

Highlights

‣ Sergio Perez missed out on a podium at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix due to a five-second penalty after contact with Lando Norris, expressing his frustration over team radio.
‣ Team boss Christian Horner expressed his dislike for the broadcasting of everything F1 drivers say, comparing it to football players who don’t have a microphone on their shirt.
‣ Horner suggested that the FIA is being hypersensitive and needs to understand the frustration of a racing driver who has just lost a podium.
‣ Horner believes there is room for improvement in the harmony between the FIA and F1, stating that there’s always room for learning and evolution in any business or team.


Sergio Perez had a rough go at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. He was so close to a podium finish, but a five-second penalty after a run-in with Lando Norris took that away. It was a bummer, to say the least.

Perez was, understandably, a bit ticked off. He let his feelings be known over the team radio. Christian Horner, the team boss, got it. He wasn’t thrilled, though, that everyone else got to hear it too.

Horner had a chat with GPblog.com and others about the whole thing. He pointed out that Perez was just venting his frustration, which is pretty normal. The problem? In F1, everything gets broadcast. He said, “If you’re a football player and you have a rant, you haven’t got a microphone on your shirt.”

Horner was asked about the FIA and whether they’re being a bit too sensitive. His response? “You have to take into account that that is a racing driver who has just had a podium taken off him.” He also mentioned that the driver steward on duty that weekend was known for his own rants back in the day. “So it happens,” Horner said.

The FIA and F1 need to work together, according to Horner. He believes there’s room for improvement. “I think, for the FIA, like any business or any team, there’s always things you can learn from. There’s always room for improvement. Everything evolves.”

In the end, Horner wasn’t disappointed with the clean sweep. He’s keeping both feet on the ground.

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
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