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Hakkinen: Tyre blowouts are a worry for Formula 1

Mika Häkkinen, no stranger to highspeed blowouts, sympathised with Max Verstappen after the Red Bull driver crashed out while leading and in command of the 2021 Azerbaijan Grand Prix when his Pirelli tyre exploded. Thus Verstappen was denied a 13th Grand Prix victory at Baku on Sunday; Hakkinen reflected on the incident in his latest Unibet column: 'I have to feel sorry for Max Verstappen. 'He drove such a strong race from P3 on the grid, only to suffer that terrible tyre failure on the main straight, at maximum speed. There is a right-hand kink in the straight, which will have put load on the left rear tyre, and that is the one that failed. 'We need to wait for the result of Pirelli’s...
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