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Pirelli exonerate themselves from Baku blowouts

Pirelli on Tuesday ruled out any production or quality defects as the cause of high-speed blowouts suffered by Formula 1 championship leader Max Verstappen and Lance Stroll at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. The company said in a statement that Verstappen's Red Bull and Stroll's Aston Martin teams had followed Pirelli's prescribed parameters when the tyres were fitted for the June 6 race in Baku. It suggested that how the tyres were then run had contributed to the incidents. Pirelli said it also looked at other left-rear tyres that had done the same or more laps as the damaged ones. 'The process established that there was no production or quality defect on any of the tyres; nor was there any...
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