F1 » Flat-spot to blame for Perez tyre failure

Pirelli and Sergio Perez concur that earlier lock-up likely to have been cause of mid-race delamination.

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October 06, 2013 2:52 PM

I've seen serious flat spots causing deflations before but a de-lamination? There's still something seriously wrong with the construction of these tyres and I hope it's sorted out for next season.
Imagine the weight of a de-laminated tread with bits of metal and all sorts sticking out of it hitting a driver in the face at 180mph.


October 06, 2013 4:25 PM

After moving the goalposts halfway through the season by introducing a new construction tyre Pirelli is still producing crap tyre as evidenced today and as declared by Alonso 24 hours earlier, the less Paul Hambery of Pirelli opens his mouth the better for Pirelli.


October 06, 2013 5:06 PM

Sunny, Hembery said -" there's no underlying problem, while flat-spots or punctures have just always been an integral part of racing.”

He's just completely ignoring the main problem which is the de-lamination, I don't care what caused it the outcome is unacceptable. De-laminations used to be a risk if you drove too fast on cheap remolds it shouldn't be a factor in F1.


October 06, 2013 6:29 PM

It's amazing how Hembery's responses to the criticism from drivers has changed now that Pirelli have a signed contract.

He's been very obnoxious this weekend, whereas he was alot more polite when he wasn't sure if he would have a job next year.

I used to like this guy for his honest answers to some difficult questions he got asked ... but now he's acting like a real d1ckhead.
He needs to realise that even though tyres have become the theme of this show, he's not the star.


October 06, 2013 8:15 PM

Taipan, that's why I said that the less he opens his mouth the better for Pirelli.
Fullofit, This guy honest? How can anybody acting strictly as per the wishes of MR F1 acts or speaks honestly?.


October 07, 2013 9:54 AM

Even if a flat-spot was a contributory cause in Perezs tyre delamination, there are still a lot of questions Perelli still need to answer about the quality of the tyres they are providing and they still do not seem to be addressing or even listening to the drivers repeated concerns over the tyres, and neither does the FIA seemed to be supporting the drivers concerns..


October 07, 2013 5:57 PM

Last time there was a problem with the tyres they changed them and screwed up a few teams' season. Maybe they should do that again- could make for an interesting few final races.

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