The shark fin. Some teams have managed to integrate in nicely into their cars. Others appear to have considered it as an afterthought and stuck it on at the last moment. Either way, it’s there to play an important part in the aerodynamics of the car, but that doesn’t stop people complaining. With the look of the car more important to many fans than how it actually works, Formula One’s new sporting boss Ross Brawn wants to “iron out” the “unintended consequences” of the new regulations. “As always with new regulations, there are a few little hiccups,” he told F1.com. “We’ve got the unpopular shark’s fin on the back. In time, I think we need to address those. “Part of the objective of the new rules was to produce more exciting-looking cars, so we don’t want to spoil it with peripheral bits that take away from that. But that’s normal with new regs. “[The fins and the “t-wings”] are all the consequences of new regulations, and not intended So unintended consequences, over time, we need to iron out. And get the things to looking a bit more pure.” Possibly a bit more important than the look of the car is how it actually performs on track. Drivers are saying they’re tougher to drive, as was expected, and they are faster, but not every problem has been solved. Drivers have already complained that it will be difficult to follow behind each other, a problem that has, in recent years, led to overtaking only happening under DRS, which is almost as unpopular as the shark fin. Thankfully for those who want quality racing, Brawn is also looking into the problem of overtaking, but DRS is here to stay for the time being. “We have to look at the whole topic over overtaking in racing, and how the cars can follow over overtake each other,” he said. “I would prefer that to be achieved by a normal process, rather than enhanced by something like DRS. “But DRS was a solution to a problem we had at the time. I don’t think we should rush into taking DRS off, but what I’d like to see is a better long-term solution to car design so we don’t need it.” For more thoughts on Formula One and the latest news, head to the Formula One sub forum here at RaceDepartment. Would you like to see the shark fin gone or is it being made into a bigger issue than it deserves? Do you think DRS should be taken away asap or would that make F1 more boring? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.