Pirelli: Ferrari tyre failures unrelated

Pirelli: Ferrari tyre failures unrelated

"The team said generally it wouldn't be a problem", the Briton told reporters when asked if he was cautious in the close moments of the race, "but blistering did appear".

Bottas and Raikkonen, who have clashed on a number of occasions in Formula One, waited on in front of the on-looking media as the press conference was delayed.

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen finished third but he too suffered a late tyre problem that forced him to pit while in second place.

In the wake of the tyre failures that affected Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel on successive laps at the end of the British Grand Prix, not to mention a late stop to change tyres for Max Verstappen also - though Red Bull subsequently admitted this was a precautionary measure - heading towards his fourth successive Silverstone win, Lewis Hamilton opted not to take any unnecessary risks.

Ferrari has secured just two pole positions in 2017 compared to Mercedes on eight but the performance deficit has appeared to narrow during the races. "Hindsight is great - with hindsight it is easy, but at the time it felt ok to keep the tyres".

We had a good car, especially in the corners, the balance was alright.

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Bottas was adamant that the choice of starting on the softs and having the quicker tyre for the end was the right one.

Lewis Hamilton took a comfortable victory in front of the home crowd at Silverstone, and with Sebastian Vettel finishing seventh, he has closed the gap to the championship leader to just a single point. "I don't understand why the British hero was being beaten up before his home grand prix". "It was only a few laps to go. Obviously we have some work to be done".

"I think we have pushed them to the extreme now in terms of load, speed and pushing hard because of the race circumstances".

Vettel, on the other hand, suffered a puncture. "We pitted early so struggled with that".

"I think we mustn't forget last year we were far away, this year we have been the majority of the year matched". "It is something we can't do, we are working on it but it doesn't happen overnight. Then it could be a different picture".

Pirelli's sporting director Mario Isola said the tyre failures were not the same on the two cars and the supplier was investigating the causes.