Open top menu


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 Sep 2014

Ferrari continue to try and hold onto the coat-tails of Mercedes and Red Bull, utilising a cascade-less front wing in Monza (tested in Spa) that looks to minimise drag. Nearly 70% of the lap of Monza is spent at full throttle and so Ferrari are clearly giving up some of their potential downforce in order to reduce drag.
Gone are the cascades that are normally placed on the outer section of the wing and are used to shape the airflow that is dispatched by the front tyres.  The manipulation of this airflow leads to an increase in drag and so at a circuit that demands a higher top speed the team make sacrifices.  That's not to say they aren't still looking to manipulate the airflow around the front tyres, with two vertical vanes replacing the cascades, creating vortices that turn the flow outward.


Total Pageviews