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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.

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29 Jun 2013

A selection of the best technical images from Saturdays action at Silverstone courtesy of Sutton Images

Red Bull RB9 rear end detail

 Red Bull RB9 rear end detail

 Lotus E21 rear end detail (Grosjean's car)

 Lotus E21 - rear end detail (Grosjean's car)

Lotus E21 rear end detail (Grosjean's car)

 Red Bull RB9 - Rear Endplate Louvre close up

 Lotus E21 - Airbox Close up (Kimi's Car) Shows the team have the DRD inlets ('Ears') open and a deflector placed in the Airbox Inlet to tune it for use with DRD

 Lotus E21 rear end detail, note the flo-viz applied to the underside of the mainplane and the trailing edge of the new engine covers Shark Fin (Grosjean's car)

Mercedes W04 New Front Wing, the team have added an additional element to their Wing (now 5) with the uppermost flap fully detached
 Lotus E21 (Kimi's car) shot from above showing the pipework associated with DRD (Drag Reduction Device)

Lotus E21 from behind again showing the DRD setup on Kimi's car

Force India VJM06 - Beam Wing painted with Flo-Viz

 Force India VJM06 rear end detail whilst painted with Flo-Viz

 Red Bull RB9 - Great overall shot of the car but we can see that Webber has the rear brake duct painted in Flo-Viz

 Red Bull RB9 - Rear Brake Duct painted in Flo-Viz

Mercedes W04 - Overhead view shows the 'Coanda' exhaust, cooling exits, elongated Floor Strake and Tyre Squirt slot ahead of the rear wheel

 Mercedes W04 - rearward facing shot of the Front Wing

 McLaren MP4-28 - Front Wing detail

Lotus E21 DRD detail shows the addition of a bleed off exhaust in the periscope (red arrow)

 Red Bull RB9 - rear end detail

Lotus E21 rear end detail shows the full length of DRD from the Airbox ears down to the exits at the rear


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