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Verstappen sides with Pirelli over tyre blowouts

  • Published on 01 Sep 2015 16:16
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  • By: Rob Veenstra

Father and son Jos and Max Verstappen have sided with Pirelli over the tyre blowout saga. While F1's official supplier has said Ferrari took too big a risk with an ambitious one-stop strategy at Spa-Francorchamps, Sebastian Vettel lashed out angrily at the quality of Pirelli's tyres.

But Toro Rosso driver Max told Austrian television Servus TV: "A one-stop strategy by Ferrari was a huge risk. Myself, I stopped three times." And the teenage Dutchman's father Jos, himself a former F1 driver, also commented: "I have the impression that Vettel's problem was different to that of (Nico) Rosberg's."

"Vettel drove a lot of laps on that set, which is obviously more risky. We are now going to Monza where the speeds are even higher, but I do believe that Ferrari simply kept Vettel on those tyres for too long." Max Verstappen is not a member of the Grand Prix Drivers' Association, who have expressed concern about the incidents in Belgium. (GMM)

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  • khasmir

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    That sounds more like trying to be politically correct or it's not to let Max worry about the tyres. It can't be good if a driver loses faith in his tyres...
    But seems like Pirelli has changed their minds already about the cause.

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    • Sep 1 2015 - 23:11
  • I sounds more if that Max has a mind of his own about this matter.

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    • Sep 2 2015 - 12:18

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