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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 -

31 May 2017

I have three copies of McLaren: The untold story on DVD up for grabs and all you need to do is head over to twitter, make sure you're following me and RT the post below.  I'll pick three winners at random on Friday 2nd June, but please be aware the competition is only open to UK entrants.

For those that haven't heard about this incredible film directed by Roger Donaldson (Thirteen Days, The World’s Fastest Indian) it's the tale of one of New Zealand’s most treasured sons and the father of one of Britain’s most cherished motor racing empires, McLaren is a compelling ode to never giving up on a dream.

Produced by Matthew Metcalfe (Beyond The Edge, The Free Man) and Fraser Brown (Orphans and Kingdoms), the film features contributions from Emerson Fittipaldi, Alastair Caldwell, Chris Amon, Howden Ganley, Mario Andretti, Dan Gurney, Lothar Motshchenbacher and Sir Jackie Stewart and unprecedented access to the McLaren family and archives. The story of the favourite son of two nations, a much-loved father and one of motor racing’s greatest icons, McLaren is a tale of human endeavour for the ages.

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