‘Crimson Bull presumably performed with tyre strain, FIA by no means checks throughout races’
Because the British Grand Prix in 2013, Pirelli has added a rule to the rules that requires F1 groups to look at a minimal tire strain firstly of the race. The extent of tyre strain is decided by Pirelli, relying on the circuit.
Earlier than the beginning of the race on Sunday, the FIA will randomly test if the groups meet this requirement. The officers of the worldwide motorsport federation are additionally allowed to go to the garages of the groups in the course of the Grands Prix to test if the tyre pressures of the opposite accessible units of tyres adjust to the rules.
Crimson Bull themselves at fault?
Nonetheless, in response to the aforementioned medium, the issue is that this test is presently carried out very hardly ever, so little in truth that there are these within the paddock who declare they’ve by no means skilled it. It might be a sign that groups are going under the minimal tire strain with a view to get extra grip. It’s doable that Crimson Bull Racing (with Verstappen) and Aston Martin (with Lance Stroll) have been twiddling with this and are accountable for the crashes.
Max Verstappen was very clear on Ziggo Sport after his DNF in Azerbaijan. He did not have a lot religion in an investigation of Pirelli: “I already know the end result. That is laborious to simply accept. But it surely must do with ‘particles’ once more.” Pirelli and the FIA are anticipated to launch the ultimate investigation report inside 48 hours.