Pirelli tightens its belts for Germany

Pirelli tightens its belts for Germany

Kevlar-belted tyres will appear at the Nurburgring – and the tweaks may play into some teams' hands. Edd Straw looks at the issues dominating the F1 paddock ahead of the German GP

Even if you've been hiding in a bunker sealed from the outside world for the past week, you're unlikely to have avoided hearing about the latest round of Pirelli tyre controversies.

After the alarming scenes at Silverstone, where five drivers suffered spectacular blow-outs and several others, including race winner Nico Rosberg and third-placed Fernando Alonso, narrowly averted similar fates, Pirelli has changed its tyres for this weekend.

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