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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 -

4 Mar 2013



  1. Hello Matthew,
    I'd like to ask you a question.
    In Australia last year the pole was 1:24.922
    With the restriction of the use of DRS, do you think the pole position be higher or lower?
    Do you dare to predict a time?

    My english is very bad. I´m sorry. I've used Google Translator

    1. Hi

      I'm not so sure the lack of unlimited DRS will hinder the teams too drastically as they will adjust their Rear Wing delta's accordingly. I'd suggest at least a seconds gain on last years pole lap based on the softer tyre compound being taken to Melbourne and the teams having more downforce in the 2013 cars.

    2. Thank you very much Matthew


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