Bridgestone to "White Stripe" Tires

Bridgestone will mark its softer compound tires with a white stripe running the circumference for the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday April 8. The white dots used in Australia were indistinguishable.   It appears the whole scheme for marking the different compounds was not well thought out.  Sepang circuit head of track engineering operations Kees van de Grint says:n
"From what we learnt from the Malaysia test, we are confident that both specifications can cope with the heat," van der Grint insisted, "There were no major issues encountered. Because we selected the two hardest compound tyres in our range, the hard lacks a little bit of grip on a green track, but that should be satisfactory with the expected improved track conditions during the GP itself. The medium compound had a good level of grip and sufficient wear life to allow for any sort of strategy. "We had rain during the test and ran with both the wet and extreme wet tyres. One issue that often appears while running in the wet is to get temperature in the tyres but, as it rains 'hot water' here, it was not difficult to get the tyres to the correct temperature. I am expecting the same solid performance from our wet weather tyres should we experience rain during the race."
That quote comes from F1Live.com via Yahoo. Qualifying for the  Malaysian Grand Prix is on Speed TV Friday April 6 at 2:00am.  The race will be shown on Saturday April 7 at 2:30am.