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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 -

5 Mar 2014

We've already had car launch season, followed by pre-season testing but now I've been invited to analyze perhaps the most prestigious item so far this season...

2014 will challenge the teams immensely in terms of managing heat and so without further ado I unveil the 2014 Badger GP Fantasy GP world championship winners mug - BGP006

Unlike its F1 counterparts though, it hasn't had to trim its handle by 10% and you aren't restricted to 100kgs of fuel during a race. Meaning those races that need you to get up in the middle of the night make it a perfect race companion.

The discerning F1 fan understands the challenges that the teams face this season and this mug is no different. For what lies in wait is a thermal treat, as the mug gets warmer so does its livery...
It lines up on the grid in a sexy little black number but once youve fired up the kettle and poured in your fuel it reveals a livery full of cues from the late, great Ayrton Senna's helmet. The BGP006 is therefore transformed with a flourish of yellow black and green.

Ooo where do I get one I here you say? Well like F1 only the chosen few get to sample the best machinery and so you must win your way to one.  Get on over to and enter this years fantasy GP world championship...


  1. Want one!!!! It's quite refreshing to see something different on this pages :)

  2. Or just order it from the same place they did..

    ps: great blog btw.

    1. I guess you could but you'd have to copy the design since it's a custom job and if you do that then just bear in mind what happened with McLaren and Ferrari, $100m fines for bringing the GP Mug world into disrepute... ;)


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