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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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26 Nov 2015

A selection of the best technical images from Abu Dhabi courtesy of Sutton Images, this gallery will be updated throughout the weekend.  You can also keep up to date with the technical story as it evolves on my Twitter and Instagram feeds...

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FIA scrutineering bay and weighbridge

McLaren MP4-30 rear wing detail

Ferrari SF15-T rear brake assembly

Williams FW37 rear brake assembly
Williams FW37 chassis detail

Williams FW7 front brake duct assembly

Williams FW37 splitter detail

Red Bull RB11 rear end detail, note the internal construction of the centre mounting pylon and the coating applied to inner surface of the exhaust

Mercedes W06 rear suspension and brake assembly, note how the lower wishbone is shaped to accept the lowest of the three fins.


Red Bull RB11 chassis detail

Red Bull RB11 - blown axle

Toro Rosso STR10 front brake assembly during build up

Force India VJM08 front brake duct

Force India VJM08 rear wing detail

Force India VJM08 rear brake assembly

Force India VJM08 chassis detail, note the 'S' duct outlet

Ferrari SF15-T chassis detail

Sauber C34 front wing detail

Toro Rosso STR10 front wing selection

 
Force India VJM08 chassis detail

Red Bull RB11 one piece sidepod and engine cover

McLaren MP4-30 front wings
Ferrari SF15-T chasis being worked on

Ferrari SF15-T front wing (older specification)

Williams FW37 bodywork and seat

Williams FW37 chassis detail
Williams FW37 rear wing detail, note alcohol sponsors (Martini) cannot be displayed in Abu Dhabi
Sauber C34 front wing detail from above

Mercedes W06 kiel probe array, usually mounted from one side of the chassis between the front wheel and sidepod.

Manor F1 MR03B front wing selection, upper of the two is the most recent specification















 
 













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