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Pirelli cites kerbs as cause of punctures in Qatar

Pirelli boss, Mario Isola, cites Losail's unforgiving kerbs as the cause of late spate of punctures in Qatar Grand Prix. As Lewis Hamilton headed towards another commanding victory a spate of late punctures brought the final stages of the Qatar Grand Prix back to life. First off was Valtteri Bottas, who, despite slipping back down the field and out of the top ten following a poor start, looked set to make a late stop for fresh rubber and thereby deprive Max Verstappen of the fastest lap. Running twelfth, on Lap 49, the Finn, who had started the race on mediums before switching to (new) hards, suffered a sudden puncture. To make matters worse he had just passed the pitlane entrance which...
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