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Pirelli to investigate Qatar GP tyre failures

Valtteri Bottas after his front-left tyre failed Pirelli will conduct a full laboratory analysis of the tyre failures seen during the Formula 1 Qatar Grand Prix. Four drivers suffered failures during the course of the 57-lap encounter won by Lewis Hamilton, whose Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas was the first to strike trouble. A front-left failure for Bottas on Lap 33 came without warning, forcing him to limp his way back to the pits and compromising his race. McLaren’s Lando Norris also struck trouble, the team again given little warning prior to the failure. While the Brit was able to recover to the lane far more easily than Bottas had, the additional pit stop saw him finish ninth...
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