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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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20 Feb 2015

A selection of the best technical images from Barcelona courtesy of Sutton Images
 Mercedes W06 - Kiel probe array measuring wheel rake upfront whilst the team continue to assess their new rear wing
 Ferrari SF15-T - Kiel probe array measuring the diffuser flow and rear wheel wake
 McLaren MP4-30 kiel probe arrays mounted behind the front wheels to measure their wake

 Mercedes W06 - sparking as the car bottoms out
 Red Bull RB11 - Note the polysil mounted rims which are also knurled to control/dissipate heat
 Red Bull RB11 - Overhead shows off the cars detail, note the RB10 doesn't run the lower beam wing slice like its predecessor and so they mount the Y100 winglet (monkey seat) astride the crash structure).   Note the gold leaf on the items in the vicinity of the exhaust outlet too
Red Bull RB11 - Note the vertical strake in the tyre deck region is now singular rather than the twin configuration they'd previously employed


1 comment:

  1. That should be RB11, this year :P


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