Blowout for Verstappen
With two blowouts in Azerbaijan on a straight where drivers drive at full speed, you would expect the FIA and Pirelli to turn over every stone to find out what caused the blowouts. However, the investigation has been completed, and Pirelli has not come up with a clear cause for the problem.
It would not be due to debris, it would not be due to the car and also the tyre pressure was fine. Still, two tyres burst, which could have caused much bigger consequences in a different spot. The fact that Pirelli doesn't come up with a plan to prevent this from happening again, and doesn't even seem to know what the problem is, causes a lot of incomprehension.
Pirelli under fire
Pirelli investigating themselves like pic.twitter.com/7v6VxM3BGE— Matt Gallagher (@MattyWTF1) June 15, 2021
So what was the reason for the failures then?! Aston and Redbull stuck to the limits given, no cuts in tyre from debris and no defects or failure from Pirelli? Voodoo magic then I guess— Jenson Button (@JensonButton) June 15, 2021
Sounds like: ‘we don’t know what caused the tyres to blow out but we’ll just say it wasn’t us’ …— KitekidX (@KitekidX) June 15, 2021
Eigenlijk een niks zeggende verklaring. Alleen jammer dat RBR hieraan meewerkt— Jos Verstappen (@MaVic009) June 15, 2021
Kortom: Pirelli zegt dat teams niets kwalijk te nemen valt, maar wat er dan wel precies is gebeurd blijft vaag.— Erik van Haren (@ErikvHaren) June 15, 2021
Red Bull meldt in een statement eveneens dat het aan alle eisen van Pirelli heeft voldaan gedurende het weekeinde, en dat ook zal blijven doen.