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Pirelli blame "the most challenging operating conditions" for Silverstone tyre failures

Pirelli has concluded that wear was the root cause of the failures witnessed during the British Grand Prix as a result of "the biggest forces ever seen on tyres generated by the fastest Formula 1 cars in history". The trio of failures to Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas, along with McLaren's Carlos Sainz, occurred on each of the final three laps of the race at Silverstone. Article continues under video Bottas was cruising to a comfortable second place when his front-left tyre delaminated early on lap 50, an incident that led to the Finn finishing outside of the points in 11th. It was a similar situation for Sainz who was on course for fifth place when he suffered a...
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