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Pirelli blame Spa blowouts on track debris

Pirelli blame Spa blowouts on track debris

September 3, 2015

MONZA (Italy), Sept 3 — An “exceptional combined effect” of track debris and prolonged usage caused Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg’s high-speed tyre blowouts at last month’s Belgian Grand Prix, Formula One supplier Pirelli said on Thursday. “The events at Spa can...be put down to external factors, linked with the prolonged use of the tyres on one of the most severe tracks of the championship,” they said in a statement at the Italian Grand Prix. The company proposed, with the... Read more

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The All Blacks delighted local fans around New Zealand on Thursday (September 3), paying visits to lucky competition winners. — Reuters