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Pirelli reveals cause of Baku tyre blowouts

Pirelli has revealed its findings after investigating the cause of the tyre failures that led to high-speed accidents for Max Verstappen and Lance Stroll in the Azerbaijan GP. After extensive analysis since the Baku race on June 6, F1's tyre supplier said the blowouts on the circuit's main straight were caused by a "circumferential break on the inner sidewall" on the left-rear hard compound, which was related to the "running conditions of the tyre" at the time. Pirelli concluded there were no quality defects or signs of fatigue from the tyre, which in both instances had been used for more than 25 laps. Tyres used by other cars in the race for similar stint lengths were...
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