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Pirelli suspects Baku tyre failures caused by debris

Pirelli F1 boss Mario Isola believes the spectacular left rear tyre failures suffered by Max Verstappen and Lance Stroll in Sunday's Azerbaijan Grand Prix were caused by debris on the track. Verstappen and Stroll were both running on the C3 hard compound when a sudden blow-out pitched them at high speed into the wall. The Canadian's failure occurred on lap 29 while the Red Bull driver's tyre blew off its rim on lap 46, just five laps from the checkered flag. The similarity of the incidents led to speculation that the failures were rooted in a structural issue, but Isola said that a deep cut found in the left rear tyre of Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes after the race was red-flagged suggested...
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