Pirelli chief explains cause of tyre failures at Azerbaijan Grand Prix after Max Verstappen’s 200mph crash

PIRELLI boss Mario Isola believes Max Verstappen’s crash in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix was caused by debris on the track. Both Verstappen and Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll crashed out after their tyres blew, with Verstappen’s tyre failure occurring when he was travelling 200mph. But Isola is certain that the tyres were not the issue, and he has explained the reasons behind the two crashes. As quoted by Formula 1, Isola said: “I believe I can exclude that failures were due to tyre wear, because it’s not a matter of tyre wear. “The rear-left tyre is not the most stressed tyre in Baku because, it’s obviously the rear-right. “We had other cars with the same number of laps [on the] same tyres without any issue.

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