Sky Sports F1 commentators forced to apologise after F-bomb at Canadian GP

Sky Sports were forced to apologise as Esteban Ocon dropped an F-bomb over his team radio during the first free practice session at the Canadian Grand Prix.

The cameras panned onto Ocon's car as he made his way around turns eight and nine on Friday afternoon. But when smoke began to billow from his front right tyre, it became immediately clear that something was wrong.

When the broadcast picked up the Alpine driver's team radio feed, he offered up a straightforward message that seemed to catch the Sky Sports crew by surprise. "My front right break is f***ing, yeah," Ocon said as his team cut short his rant by responding on the other end.

A healthy chunk of time passed before Sky Sports commentator David Croft returned to Ocon's X-rated message and offered up an apology to viewers, saying: "Apologies for any language used by Estaban Ocon as he made his way back into the pits."

Ocon's brakes were not the only things causing issues during free practice, with Mercedes' porpoising problems rearing their head once again.

Lewis Hamilton described his car as "undriveable" over the team radio and "so bad" as he struggled to get to grips with the set up in Montreal.

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"Nothing we do to this car generally seems to work," he told Sky Sports. "We are trying different set-ups. Me and George went with much different set-ups in this P2 just to see if one way works and one way doesn't.

"I'll wait to hear how it felt for him, but for me it was a disaster. It's like the car is getting worse, it's getting more and more unhappy the more we do to it.

"We will keep working on it. It is what it is. I think this is the car for the year. We will have to tough it out and work hard on building a better car for next year."

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