Jul 2, 2013, 12:00 PM EST
Reports in the British press claim Pirelli will make a significant change in the construction of their tires for this weekend’s race in Germany in a bid to prevent a repeat of the failures seen at Silverstone.
The Daily Telegraph reports Pirelli which switch from its steel-belted tires to ones which use Kevlar. The move comes after five drivers suffered dramatic tire explosions during the British Grand Prix.
The change comes despite three teams – Ferrari, Lotus and Force India – having previously blocked Pirelli from introducing the revised tire constructions. The three teams, who argued the changes to the tires would disadvantage them, have backed down following Sunday’s chaotic race.
Pirelli is set to attend a meeting of the FIA’s Sporting Working Committee tomorrow for further discussions over the problems which almost led to the stoppage of the British Grand Prix.
Formula One is hastily changing its testing rules in order to give Pirelli track time to get to the bottom of the problem. Race drivers will be used instead of junior drivers at next week’s Young Drivers’ Test. Pirelli is to have two further tests with 2013 machinery at Paul Ricard and the Circuit de Catalunya and a further test after the end of the season is being considered.
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