Pirelli has absolved itself of blame for Daniil Kvyat's crash during the British Grand Prix which was caused by "a separate mechanical issue".
AlphaTauri driver Kvyat was forced off the track at high-speed on the approach to Maggotts, and although he initially berated himself in the immediate aftermath of the smash, a rear-facing camera showed there was rapid delamination of the right-rear tyre.
A Pirelli statement read: "Together with Scuderia AlphaTauri, Pirelli has concluded an investigation into the precise cause of the incident that resulted in Daniil Kvyat hitting the wall during the British Grand Prix on lap 12.
"A separate mechanical issue led to the inside of the right-rear wheel rim overheating, which in turn burned the bead of the tyre (the part of the tyre that connects the rubber to the wheel).
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