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Sun Jun 30, 2013, 06:09 PM

1. Only the last laps, I was driving home during the race / Looks like Hamilton was afraid

“That’s the first time in my whole career I’ve felt the danger,” he admitted. “I’m a racing driver, I do what I’m asked to do but after my incident I was nervous for the rest of the race.”

“You never know when it’s going to go. You just try to drive and do your best to look after the tyres.

“You become a passenger when the tyre goes, the rear drops and the left front comes up. You only have two tyres on the track at any one time, which at that speed is not the best place to be.

“At the time I was not thinking, ‘Jeez, I’m going to lose the race’, I was just thinking how quickly I could get back to the pits.”


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.

Read more: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20130630/f1/130639991

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