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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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28 Mar 2014

A selection of the best technical images from Fridays action in Sepang courtesy of Sutton Images

McLaren MP4-29 - wide angle shot showing the new nose which features a shorter, more drooped 'finger section owing to the raised section behind which will allow more airflow to pass underneath the car and drive the floor
 Mercedes WO5 Front Wing detail (wing raced in Melbourne)
 Williams FW36 - Side view shows the longer engine cover with upper cannon style cooling outlet rather than their usual much larger lower outlet and shark fin cover
 Marussia MR03 Side View
 Lotus E22 Side view
 Sauber C33 side view

 Caterham CT05 - side view
 McLaren MP4-29 - side view
 Force India VJM07 - side view
 Toro Rosso STR9 - side view
 Red Bull RB10 - Front brake duct detail, note the scroll vanes that will collate the airflow dispatched by the front wing and re-purpose it
 Red Bull RB10 - rear detail
 Force India VJM07 - rear detail
 Red Bull RB10 - front wing detail
 McLaren MP4-29 Front wing detail and new nose configuration from the front
 McLaren MP4-29 pitot tube array used during free practice to ascertain the impact of tyre wake around the bargeboard region
 McLaren MP4-29 new nose detail

 Lotus E22 front wing detail
 Lotus E22 front brake duct detail, note the proliferation of winglets on the top edge of the duct whilst the lower section is also treated to curved flow conditioners
 Marussia MR03 bulkhead detail, note the driver and heatsink cooling at the base
 Marussia MR03 - A flo-viz'd up rear wing, whilst the car is also devoid of the usual Y100 winglet showing the size of the inverted Y-Lon

 Sauber C33 rear end detail
 McLaren MP4-29 rear end detail
Williams FW36 - enlarged central cooling cannon exit ahead of the Y100 winglet as trialled briefly in pre-season testing

 Toro Rosso STR9 rear detail shows the team running without the previously trialled central inverted Y-Lon or the Y100 winglet

 Williams FW36 - enlarged central cooling cannon exit ahead of the Y100 winglet as trialled briefly in pre-season testing albeit this time with a gurney trim that runs around its periphery
 Ferrari F14T rear end detail, note the enlarged cooling cannon outlet as tested in pre-season for the increased heat in Malaysia, whilst the engine cover also features more cooling along the spine of the engine cover
 Lotus E22 floor detail

 McLaren MP4-29 Front Wing detail


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