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F1 drivers cautioned boycott the German Grand Prix

Formula One driver’s – Grand Prix Drivers’ Association (GPDA) has cautioned that they will boycott the German Grand Prix if there is a repeat of the tyre fail that see in British Grand Prix weekend.

Grand Prix Drivers’ Association (GPDA) has send statement on Thursday evening ahead of German Grand Prix Silverstone’s similar tyre failure made huge safety concerns if repeat further issues appear, it will withdraw its drivers.

In this weekend Pirelli will give revised rear tyres with a Kevlar belt rather than steel, before it reintroduces its 2012 design construction from the Hungarian Grand Prix onwards.

“The drivers of the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association wish to express their deepest concerns about the events that took place at Silverstone,” a statement issued by the GPDA.

“We trust that the changes made to the tyres will have the desired results and that similar problems will not occur during the German GP weekend.

“We are ready to drive our cars to the limit, as we always do, and as it is expected by our teams, sponsors and fans.

“However, the drivers have decided that, if similar problems should manifest themselves during the German GP, we shall immediately withdraw from the event, as this avoidable problem with the tyres endangers again the lives of drivers, marshals and fans.”

Images © Pirelli


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