@Phil,Maidenhead: Also, it wouldn't be much of a championship if teams weren't allowed to innovate like they are in F1. In my opinion, anyway. Half of the battle in F1 happens away from the track.
It may be in that, but I was thinking Eight Men Out.
Hamilton improved a bit on his last super soft lap, but is still over three tenths down on Rosberg.
However, worth remembering that this session is a bit of an oddity because the temperatures will be much less later on in this session, which could have an impact on proceedings ever so slightly.
Perez is crawling around the circuit and looks like he's struggling. He's not going to make it around the circuit in time as the clock expires but decides not to go into the pit lane.
@Jarred: Always hard to compare drivers across history in F1 with such differences in technology etc. But he leaves Ferrari with his stock sky high. I think only Hamilton rivals him as the must-have guy in an F1 team at the moment.
I still want to see them in the same team one more time before Alonso calls it a day.
The clock has expired., then, and the drivers are finishing their final runs. Hamilton sets the fastest first sector and then a personal best middle sector but didn't make the flag in time to complete the lap, so backs off. But Rosberg heads into qualifying with the upper hand after Hamilton dominated proceedings yesterday.
Senna, Schumacher, Clark, Fangio and Maldonado, surely?
@Andre: I don't think many of them would!
Thanks very much. Enjoyed it thoroughly, do come back again next season!
@Capoa: Haha! If only I could drive as quick as that.
Let's not forget qualifying and the race later - even though we don't have quite the same format in that for commentary. Please be sure to join me for both today but otherwise, Laurence and I will see you in March next year.