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New tyre rules for France following Azerbaijan blowouts

A new Technical Directive has been issued ahead of the French Grand Prix following two dramatic tyre failures at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll suffered tyre blowouts on the pit straight at Baku last time out, causing them to crash heavily into the wall. The directive will come into effect from this weekends’ French Grand Prix at Paul Ricard with the FIA making safety being the paramount reason. The teams will face tougher conditions over how they must operate their tyres. Pressures and temperatures will be the main focus to ensure no further failures with Pirelli rubber. Pirelli releases statement explaining Baku tyre failures...
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