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Pirelli says 'biggest forces ever seen' led to Silverstone tyre failures

Pirelli says "challenging operating conditions" coupled with "the biggest forces ever seen on tyres" caused the successive tyre failures that marred the end of last weekend's British Grand Prix. Mercedes was cruising towards a dominant 1-2 when second-placed man Valtteri Bottas suffered a left-front tyre failure just a handful of laps from the checkered flag. The incident was followed by a second deflation of the same left-front tyre on Carlos Sainz's McLaren. Meanwhile, race leader Lewis Hamilton was ordered to manage his rubber in the final two laps of the event, but the reigning world champion's caution could not prevent another tyre delamination occurring once again...
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