Mercedes should have paid tyre penalty
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Mercedes should have paid tyre penalty

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AUTOSPORT technical expert GARY ANDERSON argues that the tyre-pressure infringement should have led to action against Mercedes in the Italian GP

So after the tyre failures at Spa, the drivers berated Pirelli to such an extent that the powers that be (ie Bernie Ecclestone) had to take them into a dark room and explain the facts of life.

Basically, he said, "without tyres, you guys are out of a job, so keep it zipped".

Pirelli invested a lot of time and effort to find the reason for the failure Sebastian Vettel suffered at Spa. This is like sifting through the bits and pieces left over from a plane crash, when it can take years to identify the cause of the failure.

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