PIRELLI HAS CONCLUDED THE INVESTIGATION INTO SEBASTIAN VETTEL’S
DAMAGED P ZERO YELLOW SOFT TYRE AT SILVERSTONE
A SLOW PUNCTURE AND CONSEQUENT DRIVING ON A FLAT TYRE
CAUSED THE FINAL ISSUE
KIMI RAIKKONEN’S DAMAGED TYRE NEEDS FURTHER ANALYSIS,
WITH RESULTS EXPECTED IN A FEW DAYS
Milan, July 21, 2017 – Pirelli has concluded the analysis on Sebastian Vettel’s damaged front-left P Zero Yellow soft tyre, which affected him two laps from the finish of the British Grand Prix.
As appeared clear since Sunday afternoon, a full investigation has now confirmed that the original cause of the failure was a slow puncture. The consequent driving back to the pits on an underinflated and then flat tyre led to the final failure.
Kimi Raikkonen’s damaged tyre shows less evidence of what occurred, so further tests and analysis are still ongoing in Pirelli’s laboratories and indoor testing facilities. It will take a few more days to reach a definitive conclusion.