Pirelli investigating cause of Vettel tyre failure 23 August, 2013 Sebastian Vettel’s Red Bull suffered a tyre failure in FP2 Pirelli inadvertently returned to the Formula 1 spotlight on Friday, when Sebastian Vettel suffered a puncture during Friday practice at the high-speed Spa-Francorchamps circuit. The incident had many paddock dwellers recalling the tyre-exploding chaos of Silverstone earlier this year, but Red Bull’s Vettel did not immediately point a finger. “Pirelli is working on finding out why it happened,” he said. Simon Cass, the correspondent for the Daily Mail newspaper, said the early suspicion is that debris – rather than a fundamental tyre problem – caused the problem. Red Bull team boss Christian Horner is quoted by Auto Motor und Sport: “Since Sebastian brought the tyre back to the pits in basically one piece, the chances are good that Pirelli can find the cause relatively quickly.” (GMM) Subbed by AJN. Related NewsVettel: My weakness is that I am very stubborn and sometimes too stubbornVettel: We had massive pace and could control the race until the endRed Bull: Great to get a victory to start the second half of the seasonRed Bull: The boys did a tremendous jobRed Bull: It was a day of tricky conditions to get the setup rightWebber says the ‘first lap nutcase’ has atoned for his wayward drivingRicciardo: I still haven’t gotten the phone call, it so it’s still a bit up for grabsHorner: I wouldn’t rule anything out at the moment, wait and seeSpa drainage grooves on the grid a concern for VettelScene set for Vettel versus Hamilton championship battle in final nine races Loln ENOUGH OF PIRELLI ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Their hardest tyres are unsurprisingly unfit for the high loads of the Spa circuit and Pirelli are still a failure utterly ruining the last season of high revving F1. Boycottthebull Wished it happened in the race to finger boy. stings @Boycottthebull Keep on hating,……. somebody’s gotta do it. On Sunday…the finger will be for you!!!