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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 -

1 Jan 2014

This blog will be updated throughout the season with all of my technical articles relating to the STR9

Pre Season

STR9 launch analysis
Bite Size Tech: STR9 Rear Wing lower wing support element 
Bite Size Tech: STR9 New Nose 


Bite Size Tech: Rear Wing support pylon (inverted Y-Lon) - un-raced


Bite Size Tech: Rear Wing support pylon (inverted Y-Lon) -Raced


Bite Size Tech: STR9 Sidepod vortex generators 

Austrian GP

Bite Size Tech: New Front Wing
Bite Size Tech: New Sidepod and Cooling options

Italian GP

Bite Size Tech: Front and rear wing amendments

Japanese GP

Bite Size Tech: New nose
Bite Size Tech: Y100 winglet (Monkey Seat) changes
Bite Size Tech: New bargeboards



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