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Pirelli concludes initial investigation into Silverstone tyre failures

Pirelli has concluded its initial analysis on a number of tyres that were run at the British Grand Prix last weekend. This allowed the company to identify the cause of the failures followed by deflations that affected both Mercedes and the McLaren of Carlos Sainz. According to the Italian manufacturer, the key reason is down to a set of individual race circumstances that led to an extremely long use of the second set of tyres. The second safety car period prompted nearly all the teams to anticipate their planned pit stop and so carry out a particularly long final stint: around 40 laps, which is more than three-quarters the total race length on one of the most demanding tracks of the...
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