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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 -

25 Nov 2013

The V8 engine has been in use in Formula One since 2006 and although the FIA have moved to reduce it's power output over that time period the engines still produced a healthy circa 750bhp.

With the new regulations for 2014 ushering in a new power unit in the form of a V6 Turbo complimented by a reworked Energy Recovery System, Renault decided it was time to unchain the V8 letting their customers Red Bull and Caterham show what they are capable of.  The result a ear and stomach churning trip to their final resting place

Caterham CT-03 (Added as a link as Instagram wants to autoplay the file)



  1. Is it OK to say that Vettel is great guy by showing his respect to Webber with giving him the engine starter and safety goggles as well?

  2. so, limiter off and in excess of 18,000 and they still couldn't blow it up. impressive.


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