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Alonso hints at "big news" with cryptic Twitter post

Alonso hints at "big news" with cryptic Twitter post

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Alonso hints at "big news" with cryptic Twitter post

Alonso hints at "big news" with cryptic Twitter post

Fernando Alonso has teased "big news" in a cryptic social media post in which he used a coded message.

The Spaniard has impressed on his return to F1 this season and is expected to continue into 2022 with the Alpine team.

Ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix, Alonso tweeted: "BTV vras nduvrg ddwa. Eno iw giadt gby awa, Q’z xwptbvrg ewqf mn ndlr!!!!"

Members of his 2.8 million-strong Twitter following were quick to deduce the message using the Vigenere cipher, a form of alphabetic text encryption.

The message supposedly reads: "BIG news coming soon. And to tease you all, I’m tweeting this in code!!!!"

Team-mate Esteban Ocon joined the fun by replying with a coded message of his own, which read: "I mtb lsu pkmecoyt evpl hdzx sue lpnx yzj’zr enydcagiyv agvatvpg ewln."

Alonso replied with: "Lpi’a fie, wtb’f wep. Iprc’vp vwg 24 lofga gs wzgs vx ofi!"

The conversation is believed to read as follows: "I bet you everyone will work out what you’re announcing straight away."

Alonso then replies: "Let’s see, let’s see. They’ve got 24 hours to work it out!"

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