Brake master cylinder failure to blame for dramatic Indy 500 tyre fire
James Davison has confirmed a brake master cylinder was to blame for his spectacular exit from the Indianapolis 500.
Davison caused the first caution of the day after stopping on track with his right front tyre on fire.
Replays showed the brake disc glowing as though Davison had his foot hard on the brakes, an action not usually associated with the Indy 500, before the disc shattered, breaking the wheel hub and causing the whole assembly to catch fire.
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