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Honda RA108 - shark fin engine cover 24 August 2008

Not strictly new - it was introduced in Hungary - but it is interesting to note that Honda, along with all the other teams that debuted this feature in Budapest, have retained it for Valencia, despite the obvious differences between the new Spanish street circuit and the Hungaroring. This solution provides better handling feeling to the drivers, a benefit considered quite important here on a new track, characterized by a slightly slippery surface and high kerbs, which are better avoided than driven over.