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Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon are currently the two drivers driving for Alpine Racing Team in the 2021 Formula 1 season.

Earlier today, Fernando and Esteban had this conversation in clearly coded terms. It has since been determined that this is indeed real and they were not hacked.

To make it easier, this is a Cipher that uses a keyword and that keyword is already part of the body of this question.

Can you find out what they were talking about?

P.S. - Please don't try to check for the answer on Twitter since a number of users have already solved this.

Text transcription:

FERNANDO: BTV vras nduvrg ddwa. Eno iw giadt gby awa, Q’z xwptbvrg ewqf mn ndlr!!!!
ESTEBAN: I mtb lsu pkmecoyt evpl hdzx sue lpnx yzj’zr enydcagiyv agvatvpg ewln 😉
FERNANDO: 😁 😁 Lpi’a fie, wtb’f wep. Iprc’vp vwg 24 lofga gs wzgs vx ofi!

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    $\begingroup$ Could use a text transcription $\endgroup$
    – Mohirl
    Aug 25, 2021 at 9:48
  • $\begingroup$ I added one. I hope I didn't make mistakes. $\endgroup$
    – Gareth McCaughan
    Aug 25, 2021 at 11:54

1 Answer 1


The cipher is:

Vigenere with key ALPINE

The messages are:

@alo_oficial: BIG news coming soon. And to tease you all, I’m tweeting this in code!!!!
@OconEsteban: I bet you everyone will work out what you’re announcing straight away 😉
@alo_oficial: 😁 😁 Let’s see, let’s see. They’ve got 24 hours to work it out!


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