Malaysian GP Tire Strategies

In 2008, the tire regulations stipulate that the two dry tire specifications must be visibly distinguishable from each other. At the Malaysian Grand Prix, the medium compound Bridgestone Potenza tire was marked with a white line in the second from inside groove.

Team / Race Driver Tire Choice by Stint*:Medium/Hard
Scuderia Ferrari
Kimi Raikkonen Hard-Hard-Medium
Felipe Massa Hard-Hard-DNF

BMW Sauber F1 Team
Nick Heidfeld Medium-Hard-Medium
Robert Kubica Hard-Hard-Medium

ING Renault F1 Team
Fernando Alonso Medium-Hard-Medium
Nelson Piquet Medium-Hard-Hard

AT&T Williams
Nico Rosberg Medium-Medium-Hard
Kazuki Nakajima Medium-Medium-Hard

Red Bull Racing
David Coulthard Medium-Medium-Hard
Mark Webber Hard-Hard-Medium

Panasonic Toyota Racing
Jarno Trulli Medium-Medium-Hard
Timo Glock Medium-DNF

Scuderia Toro Rosso
Sebastien Bourdais Medium-DNF
Sebastian Vettel Medium-Medium-DNF

Honda Racing F1 Team
Jenson Button Medium-Hard-Medium
Rubens Barrichello Hard-Medium-Medium-Medium

Super Aguri F1 Team
Takuma Sato Medium-Medium-Hard
Anthony Davidson Medium-Medium-Hard

Force India Formula One
Adrian Sutil Hard-DNF
Giancarlo Fisichella Medium-Hard-Hard

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
Lewis Hamilton Medium-Medium-Hard
Heikki Kovalainen Medium-Hard-Medium

* Teams do not necessarily change tires at pitstops
* Includes drive through penalties

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