Max verstappen I was comfortably leading the Azerbaijan Grand Prix last Sunday, until a puncture in the left rear tire took him against the wall. After this puncture, the Dutch driver had to abandon the race and lose the chance to stretch his lead in the championship. However, what caused the puncture?
In the last hours, Mario isola, the head of Pirelli, gave explanations of what could have happened to the tires worn by the Dutch driver. Minutes before the Verstappen accident, Lance Stroll he had an accident that left him out of the race, when he punctured his left rear tire. The Canadian had an incident very similar to Verstappen.
However, Isola assured that the brand that supplies the tires to the category did not find any fault with the wheels. That is why, he assured that ‘some debris’ could have caused the tire problems. “I think I can exclude that the failures were due to tire wear, because that is not the point. The left rear tire is not the most worn in Baku, because it is obviously the right rear tire, ”said Isola.
In addition, Isola assured that Pirelli analyzed the data of all the cars before releasing any statement on the matter. “We had other cars with the same number of laps on the same tire compound without any problems. So the preliminary investigation is that it is probably due to an external factor, or debris, the cords or whatever.
Despite Isola’s explanations, Verstappen was unhappy and again showed his anger at losing the race while leading. You cannot argue against that. The fact is, another wheel has blown out. Not just me, Stroll too. I’ll talk to them, but I already know the answer. It is difficult to accept. But they will say that they are pieces again », said the one from Red bull after the race.
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