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F1 shark fins banned for 2018

Formula 1 cars are set to lose their prominent ‘shark fins’ style engine cover next season after McLaren failed to back other teams hoping to retain them. The removal of the aerodynamic features was agreed earlier in the year but underwent a re-think, according to Red Bull team boss Christian Horner, as teams sought a place to display driver numbers. “In usual fashion we left the meeting and things changed,” Horner told reporters at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, blaming McLaren executive director Zak Brown, who had wanted his car’s rear wing to be more visible. “He’s obviously signed a major sponsor for next year that he’s trying to get as much coverage as he can...
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