The terrific folks over at Autosport-Atlas report the FIA clarified their ruling on the tire change issue.
“The FIA will consider a single tyre which is flat-spotted during a race to be damaged, As a consequence it may be changed provided this is not done during a pitstop for the purposes of refuelling.”
I am sure Ron and Kimi wish they would have known the FIA’s intent on this rule a few weeks ago. Odd that mid-way through the season; we finally get a clarification on exactly what constitutes a dangerous tire. Further supporting my issue with the one-set rule which is just non-sensical in my opinion.