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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.

As such I've set up a 'tip jar' over on Patreon and will continue to set goals and rewards based on our success -

22 Feb 2016

You may, or may not be aware that this season I'll be working as Assistant Technical Editor at, whilst retaining my regular column with Planet F1.  As such, I'll try to keep links on the blog that feed back to my work with both sites.  I'll continue to work with Sutton Images to bring you the best technical images from the pitlane and trackside too.

Williams FW38
Ferrari SF16-H (Motorsport)
Ferrari SF16-H (Planet F1)
Mercedes W06
McLaren MP4-31

I'll update this as more come through...


  1. Always a pleasure reading you Matt

  2. Following your articles since two years...keep up the good work. Thanks


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