Championship leader Nico Rosberg’s British Grand Prix second place under investigation following the FIA confirmed that it would be investigating radio messages to his car towards the end of the race at Silverstone.
Mercedes-to-Rosberg radio transcript
Rosberg: “Gearbox problem!”
Mercedes: “Chassis default 0, 1.”
Mercedes: “Avoid seventh gear, Nico.”
Rosberg: “What does that mean? I have to shift through it?
Mercedes: “Affirm, Nico, affirm. You have to shift through it.”
Mercedes technical chief Paddy Lowe spoke to NBCSN’s Will Buxton about the messages after the race.
“I don’t really want to comment on it too much because it’s being reviewed by the stewards,” Lowe said.
“It’s a question of whether it’s a permitted message or not.
“I don’t really want to comment at this stage. There’s no precedent for radio calls being reviewed by the stewards.”