2020 British Grand Prix - Silverstone, 31-02 July / August

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The side wall had waves in them for all the failures.
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PlatinumZealot wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:06 pm
The side wall had waves in them for all the failures.
Yes, I saw that as well, clear proof that it is a failure of the tire, not cuts die to debris. Pirelli have always been weak where the sidewall connects to the tread.

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dans79 wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:59 pm
RZS10 wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:45 pm
There's footage from the rear facing camera ... clearly tyre failure
https://streamable.com/pvsn5e
Pirelli is going to have a lot of explaining to do when the teams and the press core all see this footage. Instantaneous tire failure on a high speed section of track.
They will just lie and say it was debris like they have been doing since 2011.

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dans79 wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:59 pm
RZS10 wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:45 pm
There's footage from the rear facing camera ... clearly tyre failure
https://streamable.com/pvsn5e
Pirelli is going to have a lot of explaining to do when the teams and the press core all see this footage. Instantaneous tire failure on a high speed section of track.
Well, there's also this:
Which suggests that there could have been FOD damage to the tyre. That debris is a long way from the point where the tyre failed. There's got to be question about whether it was an inherent failure or an external-cause failure.
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Apparently there were less marshals at Silverstone than normal, the justification being the lack of spectators. Dealing with incidents seemed to take much longer than normal, that raises the question of the FOD check not being done as diligently as usual.

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Just_a_fan wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:21 pm
dans79 wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:59 pm
RZS10 wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:45 pm
There's footage from the rear facing camera ... clearly tyre failure
https://streamable.com/pvsn5e
Pirelli is going to have a lot of explaining to do when the teams and the press core all see this footage. Instantaneous tire failure on a high speed section of track.
Well, there's also this:
Which suggests that there could have been FOD damage to the tyre. That debris is a long way from the point where the tyre failed. There's got to be question about whether it was an inherent failure or an external-cause failure.
There was a full complement of support races this weekend, F3, F2 and Porsche supercup. No other series had any tire failures. It is NOT the curbs or debris, IT IS THE GARBAGE PIRELLI TIRES.

All three tires failed on the front left on the inside shoulder where the sidewall connects to the tread. This was clearly a failure of the pirelli construction, nothing to do with debris.
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Pirelli’s conclude their investigation: https://www.pitpass.com/67554/Pirelli-c ... e-failures
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Ferrari is proof that in 2020 midfield teams can break into a podium finish, with a little bit of luck.
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214270 wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:50 pm
Pirelli’s conclude their investigation: https://www.pitpass.com/67554/Pirelli-c ... e-failures
It seems that they've ignored the Kvyat's right rear tyre failure.

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piast9 wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:22 pm
214270 wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:50 pm
Pirelli’s conclude their investigation: https://www.pitpass.com/67554/Pirelli-c ... e-failures
It seems that they've ignored the Kvyat's right rear tyre failure.
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Sky F1 are reporting that Lewis managed to maintain a blistering pace on his three wheels
"No front left tyre on the car and he still took Copse and Stowe corners at more than 130km/h," wrote Brawn in his post-race column. "He reached 230km/h on the straight with only three wheels, and a front left tyre flailing around - absolutely mind-blowing.
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nevill3 wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:58 pm
Sky F1 are reporting that Lewis managed to maintain a blistering pace on his three wheels
"No front left tyre on the car and he still took Copse and Stowe corners at more than 130km/h," wrote Brawn in his post-race column. "He reached 230km/h on the straight with only three wheels, and a front left tyre flailing around - absolutely mind-blowing.
80 MPH and 140MPH. God that’s quick. :shock:

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Looks like Lewis adapted his driving style to the balance of the 3 wheels.
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ringo wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:29 pm
Looks like Lewis adapted his driving style to the balance of the 3 wheels.
Looks like he went slower for right hand turns and then much faster in the left hand turns knowing the load was on the other tyre.
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Hamilton's tyre blew at turn 7 (?), Bottas' at the end of the lap. Turn 7 is just at the start of sector 2.

Does anyone have Hamilton's sector 2 vs Bottas's sector 2? (sector 3 will be spoiled by Bottas entering the pits).

Also:-
"The Stewards reviewed video evidence and determined that Albon was predominantly at fault for the collision at Turn 18. Passes at Turn 18 are unusual and difficult to execute. While Albon appeared to be the faster car the Stewards determined that he attempted the pass too late and the gap on the inside of Car 20 was always going to diminish. It appeared that he attempted to back out of the pass at the last second. The Stewards took into account that Magnussen had a slower exit from Turn 17."