Pirelli reveals reason behind Azerbaijan GP F1 tyre blowouts | F1
F1’s official provider advised after the race that the reason for the tyre failures was on account of particles as a result of it discovered cuts on Lewis Hamilton’s set of C3 tyres.
Following its investigation, Pirelli concluded that wasn’t the case and that there was “no manufacturing or high quality defect on any of the tyres, nor was there any signal of fatigue or delamination.”
As a consequence, a brand new technical directive has been put in place for the subsequent race at Paul Ricard with revised working parameters.
An announcement from Pirelli learn: “There was no manufacturing or high quality defect on any of the tyres; nor was there any signal of fatigue or delamination. The causes of the 2 left-rear tyre failures on the Aston Martin and Crimson Bull automobiles have been clearly recognized. In every case, this was all the way down to a circumferential break on the internal sidewall, which will be associated to the working circumstances of the tyre, despite the prescribed beginning parameters (minimal strain and most blanket temperature) having been adopted.
“Because of this evaluation, Pirelli have submitted their report back to the FIA and the groups. The FIA and Pirelli have agreed a brand new set of the protocols, together with an upgraded technical directive already distributed, for monitoring working circumstances throughout a race weekend and they’ll contemplate every other acceptable actions.”
“We have now labored intently with Pirelli and the FIA throughout their investigation into Max’s tyre failure on lap 47 of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix and might affirm that no automotive fault was discovered.
“We adhered to Pirelli’s tyre parameters always and can proceed to comply with their steerage.
“We’re grateful that following the weekend’s excessive pace impacts no drivers had been injured.”