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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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1 Mar 2015

A selection of the best technical images from here in Barcelona courtesy of Sutton Images

Mercedes running a new version of the larger Y100 winglet / Monkey Seat that the team ran on the W05 and on the W06 with the twin pylons.  When they ran the older version mounted on the single pylon earlier in the test it quickly became detached under load (If you picked it up let me know ;))
The new Y100 winglet from behind shows that the endplates are shorter, which means the curvature at their base now only comes around half way up the exhaust.

STR10 - Kiel probe array ahead of the rear wheel

Flo-Viz on the RB11 assessing the endplates they started to use yesterday





A decent shot of the new turning vanes being used by Mercedes at this test
FW37 -  New front wing, note the outer cascade is smaller whilst the inboard 'r' cascade has lost the horizontal elements
 W06 with flo-viz applied to the front wings neutral section, under the nose and around the new camera mounts




 FW37 - Another view of the new front wing

 Great overview of the FW37's new front wing











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