Malaysia Friday quotes: Pirelli
|Friday, March 23rd 2012, 09:43 GMT|
Paul Hembery: "Due to the weather conditions and the abrasive track surface, degradation here is a lot higher than it was in Melbourne. The hard tyre stood up very well during the long runs, but we will have to analyse all the data properly in order to have a better idea of exactly how many laps each tyre will last for and how many pit stops we are likely to see.
"Our first impression is that a three-stop strategy seems likely and so far there is a difference of around 0.5 seconds between the two compounds, but the track will still evolve considerably before the race. Today's sessions were extremely important for the teams to carry out longer runs that will enable them to determine the crossover point between the different compounds, and which tyres they will race on."