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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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3 Oct 2014

The image above comes courtesy of @ferran_figufer who snapped this modified wing being run by Ferrari during Free Practice.  As we can see not only has an additional adjuster been added (circled) the flap behind it has been cut away too.  It seems that Ferrari may have been looking at developments for next season with this with the larger adjuster changing the main flap angle, whilst the inner adjuster (small circle) has been retained but now likely changes the upper/outer flap angle, which isn't currently viable (Perhaps allowing the team to trim how the outer profiles work in unison with tyre deformation, fuel load etc throughout a race) or is simply a relic of the older design this is piggybacking.



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