Formula 1: Pirelli to trial new tyre at Austrian Grand Prix

Pirelli has come in for criticism from the Formula 1 drivers after the left-rear tyres of Max Verstappen and Lance Stroll failed at close to 200mph. “The new rear construction incorporates some elements that have been developed for use in the latest 18-inch Formula 1 tyres from 2022. Pirelli blamed the incidents on the conditions in which the tyres were being run. As a result, Pirelli has increased the minimum starting pressures to guarantee the integrity of the tyres. Pirelli has no way of monitoring the tyre pressures live out on track this year but will in 2022. But if necessary governing body the FIA has the right to impose the tyre on safety grounds.

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