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Pirelli Should Apologize for F1 Tyre Failures Instead of Shifting Blame to Teams

During the BBC pre-race show before the Belgian Grand Prix, commentator David Coulthard wittily ended a brief exchange with Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery saying, "Congratulations on the win." Unlike the early 2000s, when Formula One had its last tyre war between Michelin and Bridgestone, Pirelli supply tyres for every team on the grid and are therefore guaranteed to see one of its drivers on the top step of the podium after every race. Ironically, though, the Belgian Grand Prix turned into Pirelli's worst F1 weekend since the infamous 2013 British Grand Prix, where several high-speed blowouts caused the Italian company to modify its tyre construction. This time—at least so far—Pirelli's response has been less tha...

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