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Rosberg reaches for toilet paper after Bahrain tyre blowout

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December 19, 2013 « Mercedes signs two leading Red Bull engineers | Pirelli insists 2014 tyres are safe after testing blowout »
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Nico Rosberg tweeted that he had a tyre blowout at 320km/h during this week's Bahrain tyre test, joking that he then needed to go in search of toilet paper.

The tweet is the only news to come out of the three-day test in Bahrain featuring Mercedes, Ferrari, Red Bull and Toro Rosso, but was soon deleted. Pirelli is in Bahrain to test its 2014 tyres ahead of the start of pre-season testing in January.

"Just spun at full speed 320km/h on Bahrain straight [be]cause my tyre blew up without warning," Rosberg tweeted. "Thanks to that need to get some toilet paper now…"

Thursday is the third and final day of the test, which is being conducted with 2013 cars.

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