@Snul: Vandoorne's GP2 practice time was 1:50.437, so not quite.
On the subject of Vandoorne, I'm predicting big things for that kid. Should stay in GP2 next year and challenge for the championship, but the future looks very bright.
@mfbull: The team is based in Austria, which has a grand prix in Spielberg. Why they are running that message here I don't know.
Vettel now complaining that he doesn't have enough rear grip. He's still sitting prettily at the top of the timing screens.
@ifMcLarendoesntkeepButtonil...: I think it would take around two years, at least. I think Alonso knew this and decided to get the hell out of there.
Rosberg takes the top time back again but is immediately displaced by Hamilton as the Mercedes drivers continue to trade times. He's lowered that benchmark to a 1:42.159.
Magnussen must be reading our poll. He jumps into third on his super soft run, 0.736s down on Hamilton.
Button tells McLaren he is struggling with rear end rotation.
Button the only driver out there on soft tyres as he missed a fair chunk of running earlier in this session, so he's out of sync with everyone else.
Williams nowhere so far in this session, 10th and 16th, but don't forget it usually runs a slightly different plan to everyone else on Fridays.
Rosberg and Hamilton continue to trade purple sectors and both shave a bit of time off their respective bests.
Bottas improves to sixth.
On what I said earlier re. Williams, before its bodywork issues in FP1, it did look like it had started off right where it usually starts on Saturday morning as the best of the rest. Would be interesting to see if they're approaching this weekend a little differently.
@Anagh: Alonso stopped on track early on this session. Seems it was a gearbox problem for the Spaniard.
TV pictures show Red Bull working on Vettel's DRS system.
Alonso's car has arrived back in the pit lane. Forty minutes left in the session.
Looking beyond Mercedes, we haven't seen Button's first run on the super soft tyre yet but Magnussen's early pace here is promising. However as always, these times must be taken with a pinch of salt.
The floodlights are shining bright out there now. A great spectacle at this race.
@Siddhesh: It's not unfortunately. But a sad reflection on the current state of Formula One.
Track temperature in FP1 was 43 degrees Celsius. It's down to 29 degrees in this session.
Force India has really gone off the boil in the last few races and, for all the fans I know we have which join us for these sessions, the outlook isn't hugely encouraging this evening either.
@Siddhesh: He can, but opted against it. Lotus feels there is too much to be lost by waiting for the pack to pass and then start - at least starting from the back means he's in the action from the get-go.
Stevens has improved to within two seconds of Kobayashi on his debut. Baptism by fire for the Brit so far today.
Longer runs now taking place on the soft tyre. These runs crucial to gauge pit strategy for Sunday's race.
@RogertheCabinboyCrete: I think the boys in Silver have something to compete for this weekend. I can't remember though.