Pirelli sticks with tyre choice for Monza despite Spa issues

Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli says it will reveal the results of its investigation into Sebastian Vettel's Belgian GP tyre blowout at Monza this weekend.

The Italian manufacturer has also announced that will stick to its tyre choice – softs and mediums, the same compounds used at Spa – in the upcoming Italian Grand Prix.

"We have finalised the investigation into Sebastian Vettel's tyre at Spa. Detailed conclusions from the technical analysis will be presented at Monza," said Pirelli boss Paul Hembery in a statement.

Vettel's rear right tyre exploded on the penultimate lap of the Belgian Grand Prix when he was set for a podium finish.

The incident led to an angry outburst by the Ferrari driver, who along with Mercedes rival Nico Rosberg, said it was "unacceptable".

Pirelli defended its tyres by saying Ferrari had been too ambitious with its one-stop strategy.

The FIA said last week that it was ready to impose whatever tyre guidelines Pirelli requested to ensure there was no repeat of the problems at Monza.

Sauber's head of track engineering Giampaolo Dall'Ara said on Monday that Pirelli's choice for the Italian Grand Prix was a very sensible option.

"The medium and the soft are a way more sensible choice than the medium and hard we have had for years," he said.

"They will open up new scenarios and the show will benefit from such a choice."

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Series Formula 1
Event Italian GP
Track Monza
Teams Ferrari
Article type Breaking news
Tags pirelli