F1 » Pirelli promises investigation after Silverstone failures

Pirelli has said that it will be looking closely at the dramatic tyre failures that occurred at the British Grand Prix, but will have some explaining to do after being summoned to meet the FIA Sporting Committee.

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June 30, 2013 5:39 PM

during the weekend we saw plenty of slow motion shots of cars cornering with tyres wobbling on the wheel rims. gary anderson reckoned quite a few cars ran with lower tyre pressures to improve traction. i dont know if it is all pirelli's fault. alonso, vettel, raikkonen along with several other drivers are yet to suffer from the delaminations


June 30, 2013 5:53 PM

Blame Lotus / Ferrari / Force India for blocking Pirelli from changing the tyres to the kevlar belt with different construction, they blocked it now look what happened, dont blame Pirelli to much as they can fix it if they had been allowed.....
Yeah they made mistake with tyres for start of this season but they are being blocked by those 3 teams from changing them.


June 30, 2013 5:56 PM

Let's just wait to hear the results. I too suspect a tire issue. However, it is also clear that several teams continue to run the tires below the prescribed inflation pressures, running several risks, and this might also be the case. The problems occurred to the tires of the teams "guilty" of stretching the limitations in the past in order to come to grips with performance issues. Regardless, the answers must be known and addressed before the German Grand Prix.


June 30, 2013 6:13 PM
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ps: take note BIKE WORLD.

this is what you risk when you dare suggest ridiculous ideas like "reducing tyre performance" with the end game of improving "the show". no free lunch. it will bite you in the a55.

Hamilton can rely on his 3 OTHER WHEELS to safely get him back to the pit after a delam at 200 clicks. guys like Lorenzo...? not so much. s1 has spoken.


June 30, 2013 6:13 PM

benignly. the problems happened to cars NOT stretching things. well that is apart from merc who do suffer high tyre wear. I said before the race that luu probably took the life out of the tyres yesterday, and when I saw his blowing first, I reckon that he did in fact cause the basic problem. nico in the same car had no problems. macca have been missing downforce yet they suffered very badly. str are hardly stretching things and neither is sauber. Ferrari who did not want any change yet still suffered.

some people claim it livened up the race. to me it ruined the possibility of a true race! for instance, lulu was able to claim a lap back purely due to the safety car.


June 30, 2013 6:42 PM

I see the tire pic CRASH shows, and Pirelli claims that debris or sharp curbing caused THAT?? On 5 cars? All on the left rear? C'mon, face reality, the tires failed. Pirelli failed. I buy Bridgestone, cars and bikes.


June 30, 2013 6:48 PM

Merc has stretched the pressure limits and so too has RB and others have been instructed that they were as many as 4 pounds under. We do not know the reasons, but I suspect it is likely the result of several problems, some Pirelli's fault, and others the teams. For instance, lower pressure allows a team to set up the sidewall flex to a greater degree and this increases the likelihood of sidewall punctures, and there were definitely curbs in play today. But they will find the answer, I hope. Today was crazy.

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