Sarcasm in pictures at its best. Left rear tyres failing at those speeds is not a joke..worst bit is the same thing happened to Perez in practice too, obviously they did not learn their lesson then. In fact this is what they said then:
|"It was a cut in the sidewall, which is in the direction of rotation," he told AUTOSPORT. "It is a classic unfortunate tyre deflation. Whatever it was went in, and then came out again."|
Chances of it being an isolated accident seem pretty low to me now..obviously there is a chance that it might be the track too, but I don't remember this happening at Silverstone before.
On a side note, I am happy that Vettel did not finish the race today, will cut down his lead in the Championship a little. His retirement was the only one which was not due to a tyre failure, surprising considering their general reliability.
Late edit: After calming down and reading more about it, I have to admit that Pirelli were not the only one's at fault here, the people who allowed these tyres to be raced (FIA, teams who vetoed Pirelli's attempt to change tyres) are at fault too. There is a possibility that a minor change to the track like drainage system might have caused it too. By the way Gutierrez had a front
left tyre problem too which damaged his front wing.
Edited by evil_hunter, 01 July 2013 - 04:06 PM.