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The secrets of in-race radio chat

Two of the most-respected engineers in the Formula 1 paddock, Alan Permane and Andrew Shovlin, reveal the secrets of pitwall-to-driver communications to Edd Straw

In recent years, television viewers have been party to an ever-increasing number of in-race radio transmissions.

Some are mysterious, referring to traction metrics or magic paddles. Some reveal an imminent strategy change from pre-arranged Plan A to Plan B or even C. Some seem to state the obvious.

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