WATCH: From understeer to degradation – How to talk like an F1 driver


Formula 1 drivers are often heard over the radio discussing technical terms with their engineers during race weekends, from the way the tyres are working to general car balance. But what do all the phrases actually mean?

Ahead of the new season kicking off, we gathered the grid to run through the buzzwords you should have in your locker to talk like an F1 driver and impress your friends when reviewing the latest on-track action.

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Included is the story behind Lewis Hamilton’s famous ‘Hammer Time’ instruction, along with all you need to know about understeer, undercuts and a whole host of other important topics.

Ready to test your F1 lingo? Hit go in the video player above!


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