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Pirelli points to Losail's kerbs as cause for drivers' punctures

Pirelli has opened an investigation into the multiple punctures that impacted several drivers in the Qatar Grand Prix, but F1's tyre suppliers suspects Losail's kerbs of causing the failures. Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas was the first driver to suffer a high speed puncture in Sunday's race, with McLaren's Lando Norris and both Williams drivers also encountering tyre troubles. Losail's high energy track, which F1 was visiting for the very first time, was expected to generate a high level of tyre wear which compelled Pirelli to choose its hardest range of compounds for this weekend's race. However, the level of wear appears to have exceeded the Italian manufacturer's expectations. "With...
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