Glad you are ok Mal, only had one puncture on the motorway and that was much more controlled than a blow out.
I was just wondering if, like Pirelli in F1, you now get a man from Continental round to your house to explain how you were driving on the wrong sort of road or that the kerbs were too sharp? Then after telling you the tyres were fine they switch back to the 2011/12 compound for 'no reason'.
More seriously, I'd imagine there must have been something on the road to cause the problem I've seen plenty of people wear modern tyres to the canvass and beyond on track days - often on purpose just to use them up and not suffer blow outs like yours.
Thanks Mark, apolgies for the late reply, i have been really busy with work and haven't been on ASN for a week or so.
They found a Nail/Screw embedded in the tyre which "caused" the blowout. But all is well now and the car is back and im starting to enjoy her again!
With regards to the F1 im already missing it. Can't wait for next March! Hopefully the field can close down the gap to Red Bull, the likes of Mercedes are meant to have a good power unit in the making for next year. Going to be intresting to see the 1.6T V6 producing 750bhp through the Rear Wheels, the Torque on them is meant to be out of this world, Pirelli will have to build decent tyre compounds for next year, otherwise they could have a "few more" complaints coming there way. I'll be rooting for Lewis next year, give him the car & he is more than capable of matching Vettel, saying that so is Fernando. Roll on next year!