Two high-speed tire blowouts throughout Sunday’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix could have been attributable to exterior components reminiscent of particles, tire provider Pirelli stated on Sunday.
Purple Bull’s Formulation One championship chief Max Verstappen and Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll each crashed out after rear-left tires blew abruptly at velocity on the identical stretch of straight.
Pirelli’s F1 head Mario Isola stated an inspection after the race was halted following Verstappen’s crash discovered that Mercedes’ seven occasions world champion Lewis Hamilton additionally had a broken tire.
“We have to clearly set up the information behind the incidents,” Isola stated.
“What we will say for now’s that there was additionally a minimize discovered on Hamilton’s tire, and that it is the rear-right tire that truly works more durable than the rear-left right here.
“No warnings or vibrations have been detected and not one of the different tires of the same age or older confirmed any indicators of extra put on. So we can’t exclude that the injury was attributable to an exterior issue.”
Isola stated he understood the necessity for solutions.
Verstappen angrily kicked the rear-left of his automotive after getting out of the wreckage however crew bosses have been cautious to not communicate of tire failure.
“It regarded just like the (tire) put on was all in fine condition,” stated Purple Bull boss Christian Horner.
“We have been managing the tire fairly effectively… it abruptly deflated. Whether or not it’s kind of of particles from the shunt earlier, you simply do not know. Let’s get the tire again and take a look at it absolutely.”
Stroll crashed on lap 31 of 51 when he was the one driver nonetheless to pit. Verstappen’s blowout occurred 5 laps from the tip, with the race re-started with drivers on contemporary tires.