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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 -

10 May 2013

 The return to Europe leads to a plethora of upgrades being made available to the teams here are some of the images captured during the build up stage on Thursday.

Red Bull RB9 during build shows no sign of the blown front axle tested in Bahrain

Lotus E21 New Front Wing Endplate with hanging Vane which will create a longitudinal Vortex

Ferrari F138 Bodywork

McLaren MP4-28 Exhaust

Sauber C32 New Rear Wing Mainplane

Mercedes W04 - Rear Detail notice the metalwork employed in front of the rear Tyre, has both thermal and deflection properties

Mercedes W04 - Cockpit Fins for Vortex Generation have been reduced to 1 rather than 3

Ferrari F138 Rear Suspension and Brake Duct detail captured during pit stop practice

Ferrari F138 Front Brake Assembly

Sauber C32 - New Nose with FOM camera's in Hammerhead position

Lotus E21 Rear Wing notice the separation in the outer Endplate vanes



  1. Great photos and helpful captions as usual - thanks. The one of the Ferrari front brake assembly is mind boggling for the complexity and technology.

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