Formula One (F1)

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Old Team Radios and Frequencies

TETRA radios were first tested by the Sauber F1 Team in 2006. By 2016 the Riedel TETRA system became the de facto standard across most of the teams. Up until that point analogue radios were commonplace, with different digital radios introduced over time:

  • McLaren: Prior to the 2005 season, McLaren used analogue Kenwood radios. These had the optional voice inversion scrambling board fitted until 2002. In 2004, McLaren tested a bespoke Kenwood encrypted radio called the "McLaren Special". Initially VHF only this analogue radio with digital enhancements was based on the TK280 model. From 2005 to 2013 the race team used this bespoke radio now updated to the McLaren Special II model in a cross-band system configuration (VHF for the car channel, UHF for the pit channel) and based on the Kenwood TK380 portable. In 2008 an updated McLaren Special model was introduced based on the TK3170 portable. From 2014 to 2019 McLaren ran an encrypted NXDN9600 Kenwood radio system. For 2020 McLaren switched to the Riedel TETRA system. Since 2021 they moved back to a NXDN9600 Kenwood radio system, this time provided by MRTC. It has been encrypted since 2022.
  • Ferrari: Prior to 2088 Ferrari used a Motorola UHF analogue radio system. From 1998 to 2006 Ferrari ran an Ascom Pentacom VHF encrypted radio system. From 2007 to 2014 they ran a private Selenia Puma encrypted TETRA radio system.
  • Red Bull: Prior to 2010 Red Bull ran a UHF Kenwood analogue radio system
  • Toro Rosso: For 2014 Toro Rosso ran a VHF MRTC NXDN9600 Kenwood radio system. Prior to this they used a VHF Kenwood analogue radio system
  • Renault: From 2011 to 2014 Renault ran a UHF Motorola analogue car-link system linked to the Riedel TETRA pit radio system. Prior to this they used a UHF Motorola analogue system
  • BAR-Honda: Prior to mid-2008 BAR/Honda ran a UHF Kenwood analogue radio system
  • BMW-Sauber: Prior to 2007 BMW/Sauber ran a cross-band Kenwood analogue radio system
  • Force India: Prior to 2009 Force India ran a cross-band Vertex analogue radio system with voice inversion scrambling.
  • Williams: Prior to 2012 Williams ran a VHF MRTC Kenwood analogue radio system. Williams used Riedel TETRA from 2012-2019. In 2020 they moved back to MRTC, this time using a UHF NXDN9600 Kenwood radio system.

Old Team Frequencies

Other sources of old frequencies are (1,2,3,4).

Old Officials Frequencies

Event Frequencies

2008 F1 Schedule

US Grand Prix