Webber hits out at Pirelli after failure
6 October 2013 – Red Bull driver Mark Webber has criticised Pirelli after narrowly avoiding the aftermath of Sergio Pérez's dramatic tyre failure during Sunday afternoon's Korean Grand Prix.
The Australian was trailing Pérez when his McLaren rival's right-front structure let go, littering debris over the circuit. And speaking after his retirement from the race, caused by a wild Adrian Sutil move, Webber expressed his frustration over the situation.
"The drivers aren't super important, it is what other people want," said Webber. The tyres are wearing a lot and they also explode a bit, but that is for Pirelli to sort out."
Webber added that he expects Pirelli to pin the blame on a heavy lock-up, but he instead feels the Italian manufacturer is at fault for the current make-up of the tyres.
"Pirelli will put the puncture of Pérez down to a lock-up," Webber went on to explain, "but the reason the drivers are locking up is because there is no tread left."