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Shark fins out for 2018

McLaren's refusal to support rival teams means that the controversial shark fins that have adorned cars this year will be outlawed next season. As is ever the case in F1, once the fins began appearing, they gradually became bigger and more prominent, and despite calls that they spoiled the aesthetics of the cars under the new regulations, it was eventually decided to use them not only for aerodynamic purposes but to help identify cars more easily by adding drivers' names and race numbers. At the recent Strategy Group meeting the majority of the teams agreed to retain the fins for 2018, but McLaren called for a smaller version. With unanimous agreement needed it has now been decided to...
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