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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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5 Sep 2013

A selection of the best technical images from the preparations at Monza on Thursday courtesy of Sutton Images

 Ferrari F138 - during build up we can see the lower downforce configuration Rear Wing used briefly in Free Practice at Spa

 Force India VJM06 Gearbox being worked on during build up

 McLaren MP4-28 Brake detail, note the meshed lower inlet

 Red Bull RB9 rear end during build up

Mercedes W04 - rear end during build up

Mercedes W04 - Another all new Rear Wing following on from the same ethos as the Spa arrangement the Endplates feature 2 small Louvres set back off the leading edge more than usual whist the tyre wake slot has been increased significantly.  The mainplane and top flap have lost their smaller central chord as used in Spa but are set as expected at a low AoA

 Williams FW35 Brake assembly detail

 Williams FW35 - Exposed shot of the cars floor

 Williams FW35 Low downforce Rear Wing also shows the DRS hydraulic line usually enclosed in the Endplate

Williams FW35 rear end during build up

 Williams FW35 Gearbox during build up

 Sauber C32 - DRD Ear's are placed on the car during build up

 Lotus E21 Upright

 Force India VJM06 Exhaust

 Ferrari F138 Front Wing with the upper (inner) flap(s) detached, likely that this standard version of the wing (with Cascades) will be trialled in free practice with a singular inner top flap which differs from it's usual split flap arrangement

 Ferrari F138 - New Front Wing features no cascade, only 2 slots in the footplate and has vertical strakes applied in front of the dividing line between multi tier flap section and the inner less tiered section.

 Mercedes W04 - Close up of the new Endplate (details mentioned above)


1 comment:

  1. It seems that the technical wing works so hard for every race.The important thing is that servicing and proper maintenance is required
    for good performance.

    Bruce Hammerson

    Hydraulic Hammers


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