Why do formula 1 tires explode?

Updated: 10/21/2022
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Most common reason would be due to a split within the tyre structure which gives a 'exploding' effect due to when the rubber of the compound reaches breaking point, it splits very fast. So actually, they don't explode but just split very fast. Cause of the split can be due to tyre compound failure like at silverstone going couple years back or a collision of a front wing of a car onto another car's tyre.

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