Sebastian Vettel would have finished in Monaco even without changing his worn tyres, say Pirelli.
Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery said: “From the data we can see that Sebastian Vettel?óÔé¼Ôäós tyres would have gone the distance if he had continued to drive on them in the same way that he had been doing up to the red flag period.
“This means that he could have covered 62 laps, the equivalent of more than 200 kilometres, on the PZero Yellow soft tyre, with an extremely close finish”.
Following the race Christian Horner said Vettel had turned down an opportunity to change the tyres earlier in his stint.
Vettel was able to switch tyres during the red flag period late in the race.
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