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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 Motorsport.com and working alongside the legend that is Giorgio Piola.

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14 Feb 2013

In this brief video I have a look at a feature started by Sauber last season (C31) and carried across to their new design.  Red Bull have also adopted an S Duct within their design this season whilst Ferrari are using a duct underneath their nose for additional cooling and to tidy up the Boundary Layer being produced under the nose. (Boundary Layer = Formation of slowed airflow over an extended section of bodywork) By intersecting the point at which the Boundary Layer starts to form with a change in surface the slowing of airflow isn't as rapid.


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