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Nurburgring race under threat after tyre failures?

Massa meanwhile, who was seriously injured when debris hit his helmet at the Hungarian Grand Prix back in 2009, also raised the possibility of a boycott.

“Our greatest concern revolves around safety, because even if I can't really tell what happened today, it's unacceptable having to drive knowing you are not safe. Even if, luckily, nothing serious happened, what we saw is very dangerous. I already had this problem twice before in Bahrain and if something isn't done about it as soon as possible, I am sure it will happen again,” the Brazilian warned.

“I am 100 per cent sure that every driver is complaining about today. I don't want to say that [we will boycott the race at the Nurburgring] because I don't want to create loads of problems but this is something that for our safety we can do.”

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July 01, 2013 11:27 AM

The three teams are now lifting their opposition to the Kevlar belt tyres so I doubt this will happen. Mallya made me cringe though, said a tyre exploding in front of another driver wasn't a problem, as Newey suggested if the tyre hits the driver behind at 160+ it's a big problem. Mallya clearly doesn't but much value on the drivers well being.

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