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Pirelli comes under fire after Silverstone tyre blowouts


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Pirelli comes under fire after Silverstone tyre blowouts

Formula one’s sole tyre supplier Pirelli has come under renewed criticism over their product following four dramatic tyre blowouts that plagued the British Grand Prix at the weekend.

The trouble at the iconic Silverstone circuit is the latest controversy to hit the Milan based manufacturer.

Teams have raised concerns over the fast degradation of Pirelli’s tyres which are leading to races being disrupted by too many pit stops.

Lewis Hamilton was leading the British Grand Prix on Sunday when his rear left tyre exploded.

Ferrari’s Felipe Massa, McLaren’s Sergio Perez and Toro Rosso’s Jean-Eric Vergne also suffered dangerous blowouts leaving debris all over the circuit.

The sport’s Governing body the FIA, who recently reprimanded Pirelli and Mercedes for illegal in-season tyre testing – have summoned the Italian company to a meeting on Wednesday to address the issues ahead of this weekend’s German Grand Prix.

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