I’m Will, a Mechanical Engineer by day and a freelance motorsport journalist by… the weekend? And this is my blog (est. February 2013).

Just a little bit of background about me and this blog…

It’s a bit cliché but motorsport is my passion and I want to share it with you, particularly Formula 1. Without going into too many details, I have always enjoyed discovering the engineering behind many things around me: cars, mountain bikes, coffee machines, and more recently renewable energy technology… I like to know how stuff works.

F1 and engineering go together like bread and butter, so, as a huge fan of motorsport and naturally quite good at writing, I decided to create this blog to demonstrate my knowledge and to challenge myself to learn more – I hope that it can help you learn something too!

I graduated with an MEng Mechanical Engineering degree from Swansea University in 2018 and currently work for an electric motor manufacturer.

I have featured in The Times newspaper and numerous online motorsport publications, including Race Fans (formerly F1 Fanatic) and Crash.Net

You can keep up to date with my work via social media (below), and/or subscribe to this blog in the sidebar for email updates.

Twitter: @theWPTformula
Facebook: facebook.com/thewptformula

If you want to ask any questions or get in touch, please drop me an email – thewptformula@gmail.com


10 thoughts on “About

  1. thepitstopblog

    Love this blog, glad you’re getting plenty of hits, definitely deserve it! Have you tried getting some RT’s from @ScarbsF1 or any of the other F1 Tech aficionados on twitter? Sure they’d like this blog.

  2. thewptformula Post author

    Thanks a lot! I have, yes. I asked for their advice when I set this up at the start of the year and they’ve helped me progress a lot. I have a lot of respect for them and I am lucky enough for people like Craig (@ScarbsF1) and Matt (@SomersF1) to actually follow me on Twitter!

  3. turbof1

    I really do like the information on this site. It’s very technical and detailed, and keeps it with the actuality in F1. Something scarbs used to do a couple of years back, but sadly he only once and a while makes a post anymore. Very fortunate people like Somers and you still do.

    I also have a question: how do you make those images? I am in the proces of making a pice for f1technical about 2014 changes on the rear, which I want to have illustrations for. Which program do you use for yours?

    1. thewptformula Post author

      Thanks for the comment, I appreciate it a lot. Craig’s work has got him to other places so although it’s a shame that he doesn’t post as much, he deserved his chance elsewhere.

      I trace images in a free software called Inkscape, which is something that Matt actually suggested to me! I got in a bit of trouble for misusing images so now I draw all of them.

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  6. Anuj Agarwal

    Hi Will,

    My name is Anuj Agarwal. I’m Founder of Feedspot.

    I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog theWPTformula has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 100 Formula One Blogs on the web.


    I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of Top 100 Formula One Blogs on the internet and I’m honored to have you as part of this!

    Also, you have the honor of displaying the badge on your blog. Use the code to display the badge proudly on your blog.



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