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Not the answer // Webber hopes for clarification over Pirelli tyre failures

Published by Christine

Webber hopes for clarification over Pirelli tyre failures
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There was a brief worrying moment for Sebastian Vettel during practice, when the Red Bull driver found his car developing a right rear puncture that brought his running to an early halt. Vettel crawled back to the pit lane and the team patched up the car.

The issue was heightened due to the many problems experienced on Pirelli rubber prior to this race, although the tyre suppliers believed they had solved the issue. They put this particular puncture down to debris in the road, rather than a failure of the tyre construction.

Mark Webber, always happy to speak out when it comes to safety concerns, has said that the answer is insufficient. He has been quoted as saying: ""We need answers and 'debris' is not the answer."