Tyre advantage for Lotus again?

Tyre advantage for Lotus again?

Tyres dominated the talk after Friday practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix, but one man who had no complaints was Kimi Raikkonen. Is the Finn favourite for victory again? Mark Hughes analyses Friday's running

Malaysia's capricious weather has left some teasing questions after the first day of practice at Sepang. Red Bull's drivers are complaining about how the whole competitive picture is being dominated by tyre durability – but Lotus is not.

On one-lap pace there looks little to choose between the two cars, but in the dry first practice the Red Bulls – and others – were shredding the hard-compound prime tyre. Kimi Raikkonen's Lotus was not.

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