Today was Kimi Raikkonen's 35th consecutive race finish – 27th consecutive with Lotus F1 Team – and 24th consecutive Grand Prix points finish; the latter statistic meaning he equals Michael Schumacher’s record.
Kimi Raikkonen, 4th place on grid, and Romain Grosjean, 6th place, proceeding through Q1 using only the hard compound tyres.
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The winning four-stop strategy proved to be different to the three-stopper that Pirelli had predicted.
After Malaysian GP Kimi Raikkonen is second in the Drivers’ Championship as Lotus is second in Cosntructors’ Championship.
Pirelli’s hard (orange) compound tyre was used in the first session, the hard and medium (white) dry tyres as well as the intermediate (green) in the afternoon.
Kimi Räikkönen: "I was sick yesterday and the car was sick this morning."