The Top 10 Formula 1 Pit Radio Messages of 2013

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The Top 10 Formula 1 Pit Radio Messages of 2013
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Red Bull team principal, Christian Horner, on the pit wall at the 2013 Brazilian Grand Prix.

Now that the serious business of who is going to win the World Championship is finished, it is time for a little fun: Ranking the top 10 pit radio messages of the 2013 Formula 1 season.

While such an exercise is inherently subjective, each message was evaluated against a set of criteria:

  • What was the impact/fall-out of the message (on the race, the rest of the season, etc.)?
  • Was the message unique? (No one wants to listen to 50 messages about graining tyres.)
  • And, most importantly, how funny/entertaining/dramatic was the message?

It should also be noted that, for the purposes of this list, only race day messages were considered. So no matter how entertaining the Toro Rosso drivers' conversation was about who would go to the toilet, and when, during the rain delay in Brazilian Grand Prix qualifying, it was ineligible.

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