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 7:16 PM
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Shamarone- Indy 2005 has nothing in common with what happened today. The issue there was due to the track being diamond cut prior to the race and AFTER Michelin had performed safety checks. There was an option of adding an addition chicane to slow the cars down on the run up to the start/finish straight which Bernie declined IIRC. I may be wrong.
Also, this has nothing to do with the tyre performance being reduced. It is not as if this is the first year that Pirelli have supplied the tyres, nor is this the first occassion that this has happened. Today was insane and, praise whichever God/whoever you wish, no-one was hurt. People have died due to much less.
Finally, what the hell does this have to do with MotoGP? It's like comparing Eastenders with an Oscar winning film. Just because cameras are used to film them, does not mean they are remotely alike. You would be just as well saying 'PREMIERSHIP FOOTBALL TAKE NOTE! If you use Pirelli on your boots, everyone will slip and fall!1!!'


June 30, 2013 7:20 PM

Pirelli have now admitted that cuts did not cause the tyre explosions, but that it was something "new". watching vergnes tyre burst in slo mo, it looks as if pieces come off the tyre, BEFORE it fails. they were supposed to be using new adhesive for bonding at this race, so wonder if the adhesive is unable to cope with the heat or load on the tyres.

benignly. I didn't know that merc used low pressures, but rbr do, yet they had no problem apart from what was definitely a cut from running over debris from another tyre explosion


June 30, 2013 7:21 PM

re: "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."

some could argue if 4lbs makes the difference between completing a stint...? and disaster...? then the tyres haven't been constructed with enough safety margin. just playing devils advocate.


June 30, 2013 7:26 PM

The race should have stopped after 3rd Tyre exploded. It's very dangerous condition for driver and other drivers.
Pirelli has no place in F1. Please leave the F1 quietly. FIA will negotiate with Bridgestone or Michelin.
I prefer Bridgestone to return to F1 in 2014.
I'll never use Pirelli Tyres on car, never ever again.

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