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I'm Matthew Somerfield, a freelance journalist focused on the technical elements of Formula One. It has been a pleasure to provide content via this site for the last 5 years, which has led me to several paid freelancing jobs along the way. I'm currently plying my trade with and working alongside the legend that is Giorgio Piola.

This has seen the content here diminish as a result and I'd like that to change. In order to accomplish this I need your financial support, as I need to break free of the shackles of doing this part time. If you like the content I've been producing and want more of it I'd ask that if you can spare some change each month it'd go a long way towards transforming this site into the technical behemoth I know it can be.

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31 May 2012

Thought I'd write a short piece about the video that Sauber released yesterday.  A great idea by Sauber that apparently took two years to complete.  The car in question is a BMW Sauber F1.08 so a few years old, however it goes a long way to show the core elements and packaging involved in creating an F1 car.  You can see how tightly packaged the components are with the voids left only for crash/impact protection reasons. As its an 08 car there are no KERS components on the car and refueling was still around in 08 so the fuel tank will be slightly smaller in size than it's modern counterpart.  I'm hoping the team may release so high res images so I can explain aspects of the car more closely.  The 08 season was at the end of a regulation run as you can tell by all of the additional aero elements on the car.  Anyway enough from me, here's the video below:

1 comment:

  1. I had overlooked this article and the video. Really is fascinating. Would love to see it for real. Guess you would too.


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