Fernando Alonso says Formula 1 has a tendency to broadcast his radio messages, but only the unhappy ones.
A slow pit stop in Sunday’s German GP had Alonso voicing his frustration at McLaren.
The Spaniard sarcastically said: “Don’t worry, I will lose another position in the next stop and I will recover it on later on.”
That message made the Formula 1 broadcast, however, his later message congratulating McLaren on a job well done was never heard by F1 fans.
Explaining his frustration, Alonso told Motorsport.com: “We lost a few seconds there [in the pit stop], but that’s fine.
“They just seem to have a certain tendency to broadcast my radio messages live.
“At the end of the race I congratulated the team for the job done and I don’t think they broadcast that.
“And if we lost six seconds at the start, it’s fine to say it.
“I don’t understand sometimes.”
The double World Champion brought his McLaren-Honda home in 12th place on Sunday and blamed fuel consumption for his lack of pace.
“We had to save a lot of fuel in the final part after all the battles we had in the first half of the race.
“At the end I think we finished with 100 grams of fuel. You can use 100 kilos per race, and I think we used 99.900, so it was pretty close.”