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English and French scientist joining F1 team (6)


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'f1 team' is the definition.
(several Formula 1 teams have Ecurie in their name)

'english and french scientist' is the wordplay.
'english' becomes 'e' (abbreviation).
'and' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).
'french scientist' becomes 'curie' (scientist Marie Curie).

'joining' acts as a link.
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