There was blistering in Bottas's tyres I think. a puncture through a debris would cause a more uneven seperation, unlike the one we saw which was along the inside sidewall.PlatinumZealot wrote:Let us break the tyre failures down:
Blistering on front left? .. no
Contact patch worn down to carcas? no
Tears on trye thread? No
This could explaim why driver felt tyre was OK up to failure. The tyre did not fail due to wear of the thread but another type of damage and thus normal driver tyre " management" was not to blame.. But some other form of damage.
Sidewall breached?? Yes.
Delamination of thread to sidewall joint? Yes
Vissible deformations and standing waves before failure? Yes
This suggest that the inboard tyre wall had failed from separation due to maybe increased peak stress or fatigue.
I agree that it could be from debris cutting into the sidewall amd weakening it.
Or from the tyre slamming into the dirt trough dug by the cars at Chapel.
Bottas lost a lot of time just before this tyres gave up, it just looks like the tyres gave up before the expected life.
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