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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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14 May 2014

Lotus continue to battle to regain ground lost having been late with their 2014 challenger, a succession of powerunit issues has also curtailed the Enstone based teams performances and so they approached Barcelona with fresh vigor hoping to put some of this behind them.

Lotus briefly trialled a new front wing in Barcelona featuring outer endplate canards/winglets, as Lotus run multi element endplates each side of the wing featured two canards. The aim of these canards/winglets is to affect the pressure gradient, creating an area of low pressure behind them that helps to draw the airflow passing over the inside of the wing to move outside. This should increase the control of the airflow as it passes around and over the front tyre, which is also critical to how the rest of the car performs.



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