In about seven weeks’ time, the first off-season test for the new Formula 1-season will get underway. The drivers will then put their new cars through their paces on Circuit de Catalunya. Although the rules for the coming season haven’t been changed that much, there are a few that are worth taking a closer look at.

First off, the T-wings and shark fins. Before last season got underway, during winter testing, we witnessed some ungainly looking creations on the car as a result of some loopholes in the regulation. Despite the fact that shark fins are not a novelty in the history of Formula 1, the T-wing, meant to better direct airflow to the main rear wing, and in some cases to create a little additional downforce, was.

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