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darth_timon

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I was looking back at Pirelli's history of tyre failures, and I didn't realise there were as many as six failures at Silverstone in 2013. I could only recall two! Then there were two at Spa in 2015, three at Silverstone in 2020... and that's off the top of my head.

I do get that F1 has some unique and somewhat contradictory tyre requirements, but these failures are often at high speeds (Baku being a huge example). Something needs changing.
 

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Lol at red bull having a whine about the yellow bump things on the outside of the turn being too much of a penalty..

On a track where there is literally no threats or risks other than artificial drive through chicanes..

Oh, and they were also there last time they raced there.

Get stuffed Horner
 

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They probably all whinge from Mercedes, Red Bull and Ferrari down to Williams and Haas but it's more spicy when it's the big three.

There is a valid point that the penalty should be lap time deletions and forced re-entries around bollards (if it's a particular dangerous corner) rather than causing damage. However, it is equally valid that perhaps a gravel trap there could also solve that issue which I am sure Mercedes and Red Bull do not want.
 

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