Pirelli claims new bonding process not to blame for Formula One failures
Pirelli has declined to speculate too much on the causes of today’s controversial failures at Silverstone, claiming that the investigation is ongoing.
However, the company has insisted that the change in its bonding process was not responsible.
The change, introduced at Silverstone, was designed to stop the delaminations seen earlier in the year. In those cases drivers were able to continue as the tires remained inflated, but at Silverstone there was a series of catastrophic failures affecting Lewis Hamilton, Felipe Massa, Jean-Eric Vergne and Sergio Perez.
Several drivers also made pit stops with tires that had issues or were on the verge of failing, including Sebastian Vettel, Nico Rosberg and Fernando Alonso.