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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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27 Feb 2015

Mercedes have added small inlet scoops to the face of their brake ducts today.  The scoop is much smaller than the one used on the W05 but puts the team at a juncture in terms of their quest to utilise a scoop-less design.  The presence of wire mesh is owing to the scoops locality, with a real chance of tyre debris (marbles) being collected by it, potentially causing damage to internal components or nullifying its aerodynamic/cooling intent.

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