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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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27 Aug 2014

As part of their raft of upgrades introduced in Belgium the team made changes to their rear wing endplate strakes.
The new strakes (lower of the two images) are certainly more complex and will not only assist the diffuser in managing the effects of tyre squirt, but also assist in creating upwash.  Although fairly innocuous the role of the diffuser strakes shouldn't be taken likely, as if designed in sync with other components they can have a marked performance advantage.



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