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Toyota TF108 - shark-fin engine cover 03 August 2008

Toyota were another team to introduce the now almost ubiquitous shark fin in Hungary, though it is not clear whether they will keep it for the rest of the season, given its late introduction, which also comes at a circuit with very specific set-up requirements. The concept - and hence benefits - is similar to that of the fins seen on other cars, with better rear-end aero efficiency and balance the major gains. The resulting improvement in downforce may only be small, but at the Hungaroring even that can have a significant and positive effect on handling sharpness and traction.