Pirelli suspects Verstapen’s Baku tire under-pumped –

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the analysis of Max Verstapen’s deflated Pirelli tires showed no signs of a manufacturing or design defect.

The analysis of Max VerstappenThe deflated Pirelli tire showed no signs of manufacturing or design defects, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Although the investigation in Milan has not yet been completed or published, the officials of the authoritative sports daily Pirelli claim that they are relieved that Red Bull the driver’s tire defect was not the fault of the Italian company.

Originally Pirelli boss Mario Isola said in Baku that he believed that waste was the most likely cause not only of Verstapen’s incident, but the almost identical problem that Lance stroll.

However, Italy’s La Gazzetta dello Sport now cites Pirelli sources to suggest that Red Bull and Aston Martin may have been driving at too low a tire pressure.

Oddly enough, Pirelli engineers instructed all teams to increase the recommended pressure shortly before qualifying and the race in Baku.

“Pirelli must have been worried about it on Friday, otherwise they would not have lifted the pressure,” former F1 driver Ralf Schumacher told Sky Deutschland.

“But I also heard from teams that the track was extremely dirty with old nails and other things next to the crash barrier. A lot of things flew around,” he added.

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