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Pirelli suspects Baku F1 GP blowouts could be due to debris

Two large-speed tire blowouts all through Sunday’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix may possibly have been prompted by exterior components this kind of as debris, tire provider Pirelli said on Sunday.

Pink Bull’s Formula One particular championship chief Max Verstappen and Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll both of those crashed out right after rear-still left tires blew instantly at speed on the exact stretch of straight.

Pirelli’s F1 head Mario Isola said an inspection right after the race was halted next Verstappen’s crash uncovered that Mercedes’ seven periods globe winner Lewis Hamilton also experienced a weakened tire.

“We have to have to clearly set up the info at the rear of the incidents,” Isola said.

“What we can say for now is that there was also a cut uncovered on Hamilton’s tire, and that it can be the rear-right tire that essentially functions more durable than the rear-still left right here.

“No warnings

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