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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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26 Apr 2014

Those lovely people over at Canal+ have once again furnished us with 30 minutes of onboard footage from the Chinese GP

For Australia, Bahrain and Malaysia



  1. Great stuff again.

    I enjoyed the slight artistic license deployed when matching radio messages to footage (e.g. Vettel's "tough luck"). But the best was Hamilton going off at (I think) turn 14 whilst at the same time appearing to say "the front tyres still feel really good, as well as the rears." Très bon.

  2. Wonderful viewing. Picked up a lot of by-play that otherwise wouldn't have noticed. Sure hope these videos continue!

  3. Cool to see the exhaust up-wash on the thermo view during the vet/ric battle


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