“Pirelli is not to blame, the teams are playing with low tire pressures”
Two rear tires burst into the straight, where drivers reach top speed. It happened in Baku, where Lance Stroll and Max Verstappen lost control of their car without warning. This raised the question of whether Pirelli had played together, but after an initial analysis, it appears that something else is happening.
The Gazzetta Dello Sport reports. “The analysis of the two rear tires which failed last Sunday in Baku is not yet complete. Until then, Pirelli will not confirm any revelations either. In Milan, where the company is located and the research center where all the tests were carried out, the staff already breathe a sigh of relief. “
The fault is not Pirelli’s
Because, according to the well-informed Italian sports newspaper, the fault is not Pirelli’s. “There are no changes to either tire that can be attributed to a construction or structural defect. That’s what’s important now since that was the charge after the race.“Pirelli is now looking at what was the cause at the time, and within the Italian factory there are already suspicions.
“Pirelli’s first expectation was that the debris had caused damage, but the scans that have now been carried out do not show this. There is now a doubt at Pirelli about the real tire pressure“. According to La Gazzetta, F1 teams use a well-known trick.”They use a trick, difficult to control, which could have major consequences for circuits like Azerbaijan. “
Lower tire pressure on the track?
“The FIA checks before the race that the tire pressure is correct, but during the race … If you know how to use the tire warmers to get a lower tire pressure during the race, which gives you more grip. “Whether the drop in tire pressure is really the cause will only be revealed in the week leading up to the French Grand Prix.