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Pirelli give 2014 safety assurance after Rosberg failure

Formula One tyre suppliers Pirelli say the safety of next year’s tyres is not in doubt after Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg suffered a high-speed failure while testing in Bahrain on Thursday. Rosberg’s car was fitted with a prototype tyre which will not be used again.Four teams - Mercedes, Red Bull, Ferrari, and Toro Rosso - have carried out three days of testing for Pirelli this week in a session specially sanctioned by the FIA to help the Italian company develop specifications for 2014, when heavily revised regulations will place very different demands on tyres.“The tyre tests in Bahrain regarded a number of prototypes, which were completely innovative in terms of...
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