Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel has raised serious concerns to Pirelli, demanding an investigation into their tyres after Aston Martin teammate Lance Stroll and championship leader Max Verstappen suffered high-speed crashes at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
Concerns were raised about the tyres after the race after the two very similar crashes in Baku due to a tyre failure, with a full investigation promised by both Red Bull and Pirelli ahead of Paul Ricard.
To add to the worry, Pirelli also revealed Lewis Hamilton’s hard tyre also showing a cut after the race.
Vettel, whose Aston Martin team-mate Stroll was the first to crash, said: “Obviously I was on the safer side because my tyres were fresher than everyone else’s but when Max had the same issue, it was quite clear that… who’s next? That sort of thing.
“I don’t know why but this is not supposed to happen so I think there needs to be a bit of an investigation because it’s probably the worst place of the year you want to have this.
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