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Surer: "The FIA should ban those ugly T-wings"

  • Published on 14 Mar 2017 11:11
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  • By: Rob Veenstra

F1 looks set to ban the 'shark fin' appendages that will fill the Melbourne grid next weekend. The fins, extending from the rear of the engine cover, "calm the air in front of the rear wing", explained former F1 driver turned pundit Marc Surer.

The so-called 'shark fins' first emerged several years ago but were banned apparently for aesthetic reasons, before being re-allowed for the brand new 2017 regulations.

"Mercedes and some others have even built a second wing in front of the rear wing, but it's terribly ugly and should be banned," Surer told German broadcaster Sky. "Luckily (F1 sporting boss) Ross Brawn seems to agree," he added. (GMM)

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  • Vet5

    Posts: 225

    I'd rather see those T-Wings aka TV aerials go! I can understand when it comes to the likes of Force Indias shark fin as that is just hideous and would love to see a strong wind blast hit the side of the car

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    • Mar 14 2017 - 12:21
  • f1dave

    Posts: 782

    Ban all innovation !

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    • Mar 14 2017 - 16:39
  • Kevin

    Posts: 4,891

    I actually like the T-wing on the Ferrari. The Mercedes is goddamn ugly though.

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    • Mar 14 2017 - 20:27
  • Yeah, if anything is ugly this year, the T-wing has to be it. I can live with the shark fin and the p***S fronts, but these T-wings are just not attractive.

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    • Mar 14 2017 - 20:44

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