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Pirelli says tyre failures related to wear levels, extreme forces

Formula One's tyre manufacturer, Pirelli, has concluded that the failures it experienced at the British Grand Prix were related to a combination of high wear levels and extreme forces. Race winner Lewis Hamilton crossed the finish line on three wheels after his front-left tyre punctured on the final lap, seeing a lead of over 30 seconds reduced to just five seconds at the chequered flag. McLaren driver Carlos Sainz and Hamilton's Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas also experienced front-left tyre failures on the two laps prior. All three drivers had their tyres fitted at the end of lap 13 when a safety car was deployed following an accident involving Alpha Tauri driver Daniil Kvayt. That...
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