Pirelli concludes investigation into Vettel’s British GP tire failure

Sebastian Vettel
Sebastian Vettel

Pirelli has concluded the analysis on Sebastian Vettel’s damaged front-left P Zero Yellow soft tire, which affected him two laps from the finish of the British Grand Prix.

As appeared clear since Sunday afternoon, a full investigation has now confirmed that the original cause of the failure was a slow puncture. The consequent driving back to the pits on an underinflated and then flat tire led to the final failure.

Kimi Raikkonen’s damaged tire shows less evidence of what occurred, so further tests and analysis are still ongoing in Pirelli’s laboratories and indoor testing facilities. It will take a few more days to reach a definitive conclusion.

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