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Pirelli: 'supersofts succeeded in their task'

"We are very happy with the performance and durability of both compounds, particularly as both track and ambient temperatures were very low, causing a bit of graining," he said. It's worth pointing out that Raikkonen drove the fastest lap of the race on lap 56, the penultimate lap, on medium tyres that were 22 laps old."

But Hembery knows that Australia is just the first step in a long 19-race march in the world championship, and that it's all change this coming weekend for the second Grand Prix of the season.

"The conditions next weekend in Malaysia will be very different," he agreed. Temperatures will be much hotter at the Sepang International Circuit, and there's also heavy rain forecast for three days while the F1 roadshow is in town.



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FreeJack - Unregistered

March 18, 2013 6:28 PM

If by working well you mean, "shredded almost instantly on use," then yes...the super softs worked well. I absolutely HATE that futzing with the tire compounds to boil a race down to conserving tires and working a pit stop strategy is what Formula One racing has come to.



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