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Let's cut right to the chase. The big story this weekend revolves around Formula One – specifically, the Pirelli tires the series utilizes in all its races. In case you're forgetting, last weekend's British Grand Prix was a bit of a debacle for the tire maker. Tires seemed to be exploding all over the place, sending chunks of rubber and steel belts flying out over the track (and often all over other drivers). It was a real safety hazard, but one that thankfully resulted in no injuries. That being said, it seemed only a matter of time before somebody was seriously hurt, or worse.