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Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen’s late System 1 tyre failures within the British Grand Prix weren’t associated, in keeping with Pirelli.
Raikkonen and Vettel each suffered points with their front-left tyres throughout the house of two laps late on at Silverstone, costing the staff numerous constructors’ championship factors as Mercedes swept to a one-two end.
The incidents seemed comparable, however Pirelli spokesman Roberto Boccafogli confirmed after the race that they had been separate and never associated to 1 one other.
“Sebastian obtained a puncture. He was very a lot close to the top he obtained a puncture, from what, we cannot know precisely,” Boccafogli mentioned.
“For certain he flat-spotted when he was preventing with Bottas, possibly he was preventing typically on the kerb as a result of he was defending a place and so forth. You’re a job, you make your job to go to the rostrum.
“The completely different factor is with Kimi, when he got here to the pits it was completely inflated. He was not having any whole failure to the tyre.
“The tyre was worn out, after all, and began having hassle to the treads as a result of it was close to the end. That is the purpose. He may enter simply dropping a place and begin once more.
“It was absolutely inflated. The tyre now’s absolutely inflated. However very a lot broken on the tread after all.”
Boccafogli confirmed that Pirelli would now be conducting a full investigation into the incidents with Ferrari, however that it was already certain they weren’t associated.
“We’re analysing deeply the 2 tyres as a result of issues are completely different,” he mentioned. “We’re analysing them along with Ferrari as a result of we wish to go to the very closing level to what originated the failure after all.
“However the factor is completely different. Should you see the tyre is inflated and worn out beginning exhibiting the cable.
“With Vettel, you do not see that. You see the tyre worn out which was damaged on the within as a result of he obtained a puncture and this was the purpose.”
Vettel says he had no warning the tyre was about to fail.
“It was very sudden. As soon as Valtteri previous, I dropped the tempo and tried to get the automotive dwelling so it was fairly sudden when the tyre determined to go and never take me to the top of the race.
“I turned every thing down and simply tried to verify we obtained the automotive again dwelling. We had been speaking about tyres as nicely, we had been fairly certain that they might be fantastic however in the long run Kimi had one thing comparable with the tyre that was six laps more energizing.
“For certain the tyres weren’t model new, they had been on the automotive for 30 odd laps however what we predicted when it comes to put on it ought to have been no downside.”