Pirelli investigating cause of Vettel tyre failure

Sebastian Vettel's Red Bull suffered a tyre failure in FP2

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)

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  • 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


    Keep on hating,……. somebody’s gotta do it.
    On Sunday…the finger will be for you!!!