Pirelli fears standing wave issues on Baku’s straights

Standing waves can become a threat to the integrity of tyres under certain combinations of high speeds and cornering forces. They created the problems suffered by Michelin at the 2005 US GP, and again became a talking point after last year's Belgian GP, where Sebastian Vettel suffered a failure. That led to stricter monitoring of temperatures and pressures by the FIA and Pirelli. Baku ... Keep reading