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monty:
Yet again the Verstappens (junior and senior) have a lot to say, all negative and all pointless.
There is no evidence that the Pirelli tyres failed; All the other tyres that had done even more laps were fine. Add to that, the fact that Verstappen had tyres showing only 10% life left and he was still pushing fastest sectors, perhaps he and the team were partly to blame!
The whole RBR team seems to be more about snide soundbites than racing. I think they have completely forgotten that they are in a 'sport'.

Scott:
Totally agree.  The tire life may have been around 40 laps, but putting in purples throughout the race is impressive, it’s not very intelligent.

Willy:
Ok, Max can be a bit of a windbag like his Dad but.... the tires still failed on Stroll's car before the Red Bull and he was not going for fastest laps or pushing them overly hard.
Those accidents were not driver error or track debris issues, the tires failed at speed.
Pirelli needs to look into this as I'm sure they are.

Jericoke:
F1 needs to be careful with people criticizing their tires.

We know that the Pirelli tires were intended to not be 'perfect' so as to spice up the racing.  Sure, the blowouts might be examples of defective tires, however when you design a tire to degrade, there's a good chance that it will.

Either Pirelli will start making indestructible tires, or simply get tired of taking the blame for doing what they were asked to do and leave the sport.

Much like Red Bull's problem finding an engine supplier after badmouthing all possible suppliers, F1 might have trouble finding a supply of tires.

rmassart:

--- Quote from: Jericoke on June 12, 2021, 02:03:03 PM ---Much like Red Bull's problem finding an engine supplier after badmouthing all possible suppliers, F1 might have trouble finding a supply of tires.

--- End quote ---

Maybe Red Bull will buy the intellectual property from Pirelli and start making their own tires! Seems to have worked well for their engine. :)

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