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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.

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22 Feb 2014

A selection of the best technical images from day 3 of pre-season testing in Bahrain courtesy of Sutton Images



  1. All that flowviz on the side of the RB makes me think they've got an issue with the airflow around the sidepods that is hurting the cooling. It would explain their overheating problems.

    1. I doubt so. Unless they are using the floor for cooling purpose. But there is a possibility they are checking if more air goes round the side pod then into the side pod itself

    2. The Sidepod shaping is not their issue, flo-viz is used to make sure that the airflow isn't detaching (ie correlation against the results in CFD/Wind Tunnel


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