Pirelli allowed to test: Bernie Ecclestone

Jul 02, 2013, 00:56 IST | PA Sport

Pirelli is to be allowed to run two three-day tests in an effort to resolve its current tyre woes following the blow-out chaos that unfolded in the British Grand Prix.

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone said: “They (Pirelli) have complained in the past when these tyres have delaminated which is certainly nothing to do with it (what happened yesterday),” said Ecclestone, speaking to Press Association Sport.

“They’ve said they’d like to sort it out, but they don’t have a chance to do any testing because of these bloody silly restrictions we have. But I spoke to Jean Todt over the weekend and he has said ‘Let them test’.” 

Felipe Massa
Ferrari’s Felipe Massa shredded tyre is seen in the pits at the Silverstone circuit on Sunday. Lewis Hamilton, Jean-Eric Vergne and Sergio Perez also suffered due to tyre explosion. Pic/AFP 

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