Fisichella: Australia Tyres ‘Fantastic’
Renault’s Giancarlo Fisichella wants to win again in Malaysia and is under no illusion about the part that tyres will play. “I will do everything I can to win the race,” the Italian told the Reuters news agency. “In Australia the tyres were fantastic,” he said. “I did my best lap time on the 55th lap with just two laps left. Malaysia will be more severe for the tyres because track temperature is much higher. We will need to save the tyres to win the race.”
Fisichella’s recent victory in Australia was his second in 142 races. The driver said Ferrari and McLaren would be Renault’s main threats and added that tyre preservation will be a crucial factor in Sunday’s race. New rules require drivers to qualify and complete the race on the same set of tyres.