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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 Motorsport.com and working alongside the legend that is Giorgio Piola.

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20 Feb 2015

A selection of the best technical images from Barcelona courtesy of Sutton Images
 Sauber C34 - Upwash strakes added to the outside of the rear wing endplates

 McLaren MP4-30 rear end detail, note the small V in the centre of the diffuser, rather than the full U used latterly in 2014




Mercedes W06 - New rear wing layout see's the centre support pylons reduced to a singular centre-line version, this also means a re-design of the mainplane and top flap as the flap separators ran along the same Y axis, furthermore the trailing edge of the top flap now only features a sigular V groove too.  The endplates have also been slightly revised with the lower upwash serrations raised a little.
 Lotus E23 - As we can see in the inset the team have shrink wrapped the bodywork around the exhaust outlet










 






Mercedes W06 - The team have revised their cockpit fin, what was a flat rhomboid shape before has been replaced with an L shaped fin that will work with the mirror stalk.
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