Pirelli said Vettel had a slow puncture, so I could easily see the flat spot or the blisters he was complaining about being the root cause. They still don't know what caused Kimi's issue, but to me it looked like the sidewall and tread interface just gave out.Manoah2u wrote: ↑Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:23 pmthere wasn't anything in particular from an exterior cause [puncture through debris fe] that caused the tires to give right? in other words - it was ferrari themselves to blame? so, tactics. i'm also fairly sure Vettel's flat spot by his braking lockup had a big fault in this.
http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2017/0 ... e-failure/
This is definitely starting to look like a trend with Ferrari though. In 2015, 2016, and now 17, they've had issues with the tires around the midpoint of the season that no one else had had.
Either way, they will have to be carefull in Hungary, because a "puncture" here will be incredibly hard to recover from.