I was running Softs, drop off was about 8 tenths, still had enough tire left to the point I could have done double the distance and feel safe. On the flip side, some guy in one of my races was smoking his tires every corner it seemed - he was barely faster, but his drop off was around a second and a half after 5 laps. Softs should easily last you 15 minutes, mediums should be no question unless you are constantly making large slides. What you are feeling a high power FWD car. It's awkward as can be at first, but after a couple laps to adjust to it, it's really informative, perhaps more than any other car I've driven here. Have to remember, you are feeling the power being put down and the tire itself really all at once.