This Video Explains What F1 Shark Fins Actually Do

Shark fins have returned to Formula 1 in 2017 and divided opinion, but what is it exactly that they do?

Of course, F1 teams wouldn’t use the shark fins if there wasn’t an actual performance advantage but most fans won’t know what that is.

YouTuber KYLE.DRIVES has decided to take a look at the F1 shark fins and sort out those unanswered questions once and for all.

He’s used CFD to work out what advantages shark fins have, explain what they do and resolve any myths around why they are back in F1.

The shark fins definitely look striking, whether you like them or not, but here’s what the cars would look like without them. What’s your view on the aero device? Let us know in the comments!