Drivers ready to boycott race over tyre issues

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Formula One drivers have warned that they may boycott the German Grand Prix this weekend if these is a repeat of the tyre issues that plagued the British GP at Silverstone one week ago.

The Grand Prix Drivers' Association issued a statement to make it clear that its drivers will pull out of the event immediately if there are further safety issues with the tyres.

Pirelli have however tried to remedy the issues by brining new Kevler-belted tyres to the Nürburgring and are sure they will be no repeat of the problems seen at the high speed Silverstone circuit.

"The drivers of the Grand Prix Drivers' Association wish to express their deepest concerns about the events that took place at Silverstone," a statement issued by the drivers read. "We trust that the changes made to the tyres will have the desired results and that similar problems will not occur during the German GP weekend.

"We are ready to drive our cars to the limit, as we always do, and as it is expected by our teams, sponsors and fans.

"However, the drivers have decided that, if similar problems should manifest themselves during the German GP, we shall immediately withdraw from the event, as this avoidable problem with the tyres endangers again the lives of drivers, marshals and fans."