Motor Racing: Slow Puncture Caused Vettel’s Silverstone Blowout | 7/16/2017 | Staff
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LONDON (Reuters) – A slow puncture caused Sebastian Vettel’s dramatic penultimate lap tyre blowout at last weekend’s British Grand Prix, Pirelli said on Friday.

The problem dropped Ferrari’s Formula One championship leader from third to seventh, slashing his advantage over Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton to a single point with half the season remaining.

Investigation - Cause - Failure - Puncture - Pirelli

“A full investigation has now confirmed that the original cause of the failure was a slow puncture,” Pirelli said in a statement.

“The consequent driving back to the pits on an underinflated and then flat tyre led to the final...
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