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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.

As such I've set up a 'tip jar' over on Patreon and will continue to set goals and rewards based on our success -

20 Feb 2013



  1. Is that a DRD on the Merc? Also, is that DRD airbox 'ears' on it? Can't tell what car it is!

  2. It is DRD on the Merc with them switching to the Lotus style right underneath the Mainplane solution. The Merc solution doesn't use Ears but has an engine cover that places over the top of their other one.


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