Pirelli confirm debris caused Vettel puncture

Pirelli has confirmed that debris caused the puncture that ended Sebastian Vettel’s Austrian Grand Prix.

Formula One’s official tyre supplier issued a statement on Wednesday following their analysis of the Ferrari driver’s right-rear tyre which blew while he was leading at the Red Bull Ring.

“Analysis of the tyre issue that affected Sebastian Vettel at the recent Austrian Grand Prix has been concluded and the results shared with Ferrari,” said Pirelli.

“The few remaining parts of the tyre in question, together with an in-depth comparison to other tyres used in the race, reveal no signs of fatigue or structural failure in the right-rear tyre itself.”

“Consequently, the issue appears to be caused by an item of debris, which led to the breakage of the tyre.”

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