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Formula 1’s Latest Rumours and Talk: Pirelli Failures, Max Chilton, Mexico, More

Grand Prix Drivers' Association chairman Alex Wurz has called on Pirelli to ensure tyre blowouts are consigned to Formula One history. Speaking after Sebastian Vettel suffered a dramatic failure of his right-rear tyre on the penultimate lap of the Belgian Grand Prix, former Williams, Benetton and McLaren driver Wurz says Pirelli needs the full support of the drivers and sport as a whole to push through whatever safety changes they feel are necessary. Bernie Ecclestone also wants to see a change, but his sights are set on a team, not the tyres. The commercial rights chief says it's "wrong" for Mercedes to have such a level of dominance over the rest of the field and believes the sport needs greater competition at the front. Elsewhere, Valtte...

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