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'Why isn't he letting me through?'

Nate Saunders July 30, 2014
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After a race where radio messages from Mercedes to Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg became the main talking point, ESPN rounds up the very best of the soundbites heard over the airwaves in Hungary.

"Some advice please?"
"On traffic?"
"No, on driving!"

Nico Rosberg asks race engineer Tony Ross for some pointers on improving his lap time, something which makes driving a Mercedes sound less like a challenge and more like a mission on a Playstation game.

"So, we couldn't even beat Sutil?

Romain Grosjean is far from impressed by his final position in qualifying.

"Well then let's hope the weather forecast is OK!"

Jenson Button starts to get jitters about McLaren's ballsy strategy call to opt for intermediate tyres at the first pit stop. It wasn't OK.

"We can win this guys."

Daniel Ricciardo starts to realise his second career victory could be up for grabs after the restart on lap 26.

"Why isn't he letting me through?"

Rosberg - who later insisted he did not ask for Lewis Hamilton to move over - questions why he is still looking at his team-mate's gearbox.

"I'm not slowing down for Nico. If he gets close enough to overtake, he can overtake."

After being prompted to move across by race engineer Peter Bonnington, Hamilton makes it quite clear he has no intention of jeopardising his own race for his title rival's benefit.

"Why isn't he letting me through!?
"He's had the message, Nico. He's had the message."

Rosberg's anger continues to grow as he asks the question for the second time. His stress levels can't have been helped by the response from Ross.

"Absolutely amazing! Sensational. You deserve that buddy."

Christian Horner congratulates Daniel Ricciardo after the Australian came good on his earlier prediction to claim another victory and continue his remarkable 2014.

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.