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Korean Grand Prix: Qualifying ‘no surprise’ for tyre-troubled Scuderia

“The degradation on the supersofts on our car is rather high, while other cars are suffering less, and, based on how the first stint goes, we will decide if we should switch to the mediums, which at the moment seems like the best choice,” he explained, “Apart from Red Bull, Mercedes and one Lotus ahead of us, we will have
to be very careful about other cars that are also very close [behind]. It will be important to get a very good start, trying to push to the maximum to bring home a reasonable points haul. It would definitely require a lot of luck to make it to the podium….”

Technical chief Pat Fry confirmed that Saturday's result reflected 'more or less what we had expected' from qualifying.

“We can't claim to be happy about being unable to fight for the front rows, but we are aware of what our potential is,” he pointed out, “We tried to extract the maximum from the package we have available, and, in the first sector, we have always
been competitive. But, from halfway through the second [sector] to the end of the third, we have suffered, especially on the supersoft. It wasn't easy finding the right balance which would allow us to push to the maximum without accentuating the tyre wear, which is inevitable when you don't have a high level of aerodynamic
downforce.

“For tomorrow, we will have to try and manage the tyre degradation as well as possible over a long distance, especially in the first stint.”




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