Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel may have been gifted third place in the Mexican Grand Prix, but the quadruple Formula 1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel is in hot water for his tirade during the race in which he told his engineer that Charlie Whiting to f*ck off and blasted Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.
Here is what Vettel said to his engineer over the radio during his intense battle for third place with Verstappen late in the race:
Vettel: “Move, move. For f*ck sake. He’s a little f*cker… that’s what he is.”
Vettel: “I mean am I the only one or are you not seeing what I am seeing? He is just backing me up into Ricciardo? For f*ck sake.”
Ferrari: Charlie said [radio crackles up]
Vettel: “Here is a message for Charlie: F*ck off! F*ck off! Honestly. I mean honestly, I am going to hit someone. I think I have a puncture, rear left.”
Ferrari: Tyres are fine, tyres are fine
Vettel: Here is a message for Charlie: F*ck off!“He has to give me the position. End of the story.”
Ferrari: Charlie say no.
Vettel: “Well here’s a message for Charlie. F*** off! Honestly, f**k off.”
Ferrari: Sebastian calm down. They are under investigation. We know it is not fair, but calm down. Put your head down and we talk afterwards.
Vettel: Okay, copy. Received.