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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 -

4 Jul 2014

A selection of the best technical images from Silverstone courtesy of Sutton Images, I'll update this as and when I can as I'll be at Silverstone later in the weekend.



  1. Interesting slots on rear wing support/exhaust wrap around... Sauber?

  2. No, that's Red Bull and Ferrari.

  3. No, it's definitely a Sauber. maybe for cooling?

  4. I have a question a little silly. Why the front wings not have endplates on the inside near the nose?

    1. The middle section has to be to an FIA standard shape and aero neutral. No winglets or vanes are allowed in that area.

    2. Matty is right, however they could run endplates next to the neutral central section. This however wouldn't produce the same results currently garnered with tip vortices in the Y250 region, which is a preferable means of controlling how the front wheel wake impinges on the centreline performance. Furthermore endplates increase a wings aspect ratio and to be the teams generate more than enough front downforce.


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