Horner: Shark fin has crept in through a loophole


Red Bull team principal Christian Horner is not a fan of the shark fins that have returned to Fromula 1 car design for the first time since 2010, and reveals that they are back due to a loophole in the 2017 technical regulations.

Horner told journalists in Barcelona, “I think the cars look fantastic. What lets them down is the shark fins, proportionally. It is something that we raised at the Formula 1 Strategy meeting last year, to ask that all teams remove them because it is pretty marginal, the performance gain that they offer.

“In the interests of aesthetics, it was requested that they be removed. That went to the Formula 1 Commission, and unfortunately it was immediately rejected by the majority of the teams.

“Hopefully it is something that can be addressed for next year because the cars look great, it is just a shame that this shark fin has crept in through another loophole in the regulations,” added Horner.