PIRELLI CONFIRMS NO STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY ISSUE FOLLOWING A FULL  INVESTIGATION ON NICO ROSBERG’S RIGHT-REAR DEFLATION IN FREE PRACTICE

THIS ISSUE IS CONSISTENT WITH AN EXTERNAL CUT INTO THE TYRE STRUCTURE

 Spa-Francorchamps, August 22, 2015 – After a full investigation which continued overnight into the issue which affected Nico Rosberg’s Mercedes yesterday, these are the conclusions:

  • There are no signs of structural integrity issue of the tyre, neither on other tyres used by Mercedes nor on tyres used on other vehicles.
  • Video footage shows a tyre problem on Rosberg’s car which is consistent with an external cut into the tyre structure.
  • Quality data check on other tyres has shown no anomalies.

Paul Hembery, Pirelli Motorsport Director: “We have conducted a thorough investigation to find out exactly what happened with Nico’s tyre. This investigation now excludes any structural integrity issues. Based on the information and data available an external source of damage is the conclusion made”.