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British Grand Prix’s flat note drama

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These incidents led to tyre supplier Pirelli launching an investigation into the tyre failures.


04 Aug 2020
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British Grand Prix’s flat note drama

Lewis Hamilton's luck almost ran out at Silverstone, when he managed to limp over the finish line with a deflating front tyre. Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images.

The British Grand Prix was somewhat processional with the usual suspects at the sharp end, followed by the highly competitive midfield. An optimistic overtaking manoeuvre from Red Bull’s Alex Albon put paid to Kevin Magnussen’s Haas, that ended in the barrier, less the left front wheel and suspension. An unexpected meeting with another barrier ended Daniil Kvyat’s day after an unexplained failure catapulted the Alpha Tauri very rapidly off track. Fortunately the Russian escaped unscathed. It was set for a Mercedes one-two but on lap 49 of 52 it all changed. First it was Valtteri Bottas with a delaminating tyre,...

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