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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.

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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14 Mar 2013

Above: Williams FW35 Rear End during assembley

 Above: Sauber C32 during build up

 Above: Sauber C32 - Sidepod Bodywork shows how narrow their Sidepods are

Above: Sauber C32 Rear End during build up

Above: Williams FW35 Front Wing

Above: Williams FW35 Front Brake Assembly, including great shot of air scoops

Above: Marussia MR-02 Engine Cover complete with Shark Fin

Above: Toro Rosso STR8 Front Wing

Above: Lotus E21 during build up

Above: Ferrari F138 during build up

Above: Red Bull mechanic working on the RB9

Above: McLaren MP4-28 being pushed around the pit garage

 Above: McLaren MP4-28 Semi Coanda Exhaust

Above: McLaren MP4-28 returned to the less complicated turning vanes as used on the MP4-27

Above: McLaren MP4-28 Sidepod/Cockpit Wings

Above: McLaren MP4-28 Floor area shows the Starter Motor Hole slit

Above: McLaren MP4-28 Floor leading edge shows the horseshoe vortex generator and floor scroll

 Above: McLaren MP4-28 Front Wing from behind detail

Above: McLaren MP4-28 Splitter / T-Tray / Bib - Changed since the launch spec but may have been used in testing

Above: Red Bull mechanics working on the front corner of the RB9

Above: Red Bull RB9 Bulkhead

Above: Red Bull Front Brake assembley

Above: Red Bull Airbox / Roll Hoop

Above: Ferrari F138 Front Brake Assembley

Above: Red Bull mechanic at work

Above: Ferrari F138 Leading Edge of the floor, showing Bargeboard and Mini Bargeboards whilst above we have the split Sidepod Airflow Conditioner

Above: Ferrari F138 - Semi Coanda exhaust and floor, including shot of the 3 vertical floor strakes under the lower wishbone

Above: Ferrari F138 Exhaust detail


 Above: Lotus E21 Airbox / Roll Hoop with the DRD 'Ears' covered up

Above: Sauber C32 Front edge of the floor showing R Cascade which creates a longitudinal vortex along the floors edge

 Above: Sauber C32 Front edge of the floor showing R Cascade which creates a longitudinal vortex along the floors edge

 Above: Sauber C32 Beam Wing and Crash Structure

Above: Sauber C32 under nose Turning Vanes

 Above: Williams FW35 Rear Brake Duct

Above: Williams FW35 Beam Wing with small integrated Y75 Winglet (Monkey Seat)

 Above: Williams FW35 Cross-Under Tunnel

 Above: Mercedes W04 Front Wing Cascade and Endplate detail
Above: Ferrari F138 - 6 Tier Front Wing

 Above: Williams FW35 Cross-Under Tunnel and Ramped Coanda exhaust layout

 Above: Ferrari F138 Older Spec Front Wing Endplate (6 Tier)

 Ferrari F138 - Great shot of the underside of the wing as the team change the nose in a practice pit-stop

 Above: Toro Rosso rear end detail shows Leading Edge Holes in the Endplates and huge monkey seat

 Ferrari F138 - Semi Coanda Exhaust

 Above: Ferrari F138 - Semi Coanda Exhaust

 Above: Lotus E21 Splitter shot including good view of the cooling hole

Above: Sauber Rear Wing  with sagged central section
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