Hello and welcome to ESPN's live coverage of the second practice session of the Australian Grand Prix.
We still don't know what's happening with Giedo van der Garde yet. The court case is ongoing and we'll keep you updated on what happens there.
Nasr and Ericsson failed to leave the garage in FP1 as Sauber tried to avoid legal ramifications. A really big mess.
@Alonso: They'll get stronger as the season goes on and they get over the teething issues with Honda power. Just look at Red Bull's improvement over the course of last year after starting on a similar footing.
@Atharva: Sergio Perez seemed braced for a pretty painful weekend when he spoke to the media yesterday. The team is still making up for lost time from the winter, even though it did manage an impressive amount of laps when it finally got the 2015 car out on track in Barcelona.
@Alonso: Merc one-two looks pretty much nailed on unless something happens, then a scrap between Bottas, the Ferraris and Ricciardo for the final spot on the podium. Behind that I've been impressed with Toro Rosso and with McLaren and Force India making up for lost ground they could score strongly. And let's not count out Lotus, a team which looks pretty revitalised from the winter.
Not a defined top 10 but it's me hedging my bets as best I can....
@GlenH: Pole last year was 1:44.231 but that was in a rainy qualifying session. A better benchmark is Lewis Hamilton's headline time from FP2 last year, a 1:29.625.
Sauber looks like it is preparing to compete in this session.
And the session goes green and Nasr is the first man out there, so Sauber are competing.
Oh, tell a lie - Ericsson is out there too and immediately complains about the feeling of the car through Turn 1.
@Noeyes: Early days yet. We haven't seen Honda running anywhere close to full power.
@Questionaire: It's impossible to quantify a number for you but Mercedes worked hard on reliability over the winter.
"Really strange feeling on the brakes," was Ericsson's complaint. Hulkenberg another man out there and he reports the tailwind in Turn 1 has intensified.
@ManoelCarvalho: Didn't intentionally, but I don't think he's going to have a good season alongside Bottas.
Here is what McLaren reported back during the break....
@DonovanFroon: Yes, a technical glitch we're working on.
Raikkonen is out on the medium tyre. We'll see some qualifying simulations later in this session.
@DonovanFroon: Yes, they are still running those.
Raikkonen posts a 1:31.116 but Vettel goes some seven tenths quicker and jumps into P1.
Grosjean has just run onto the grass at Turn 3. He locked up heavily at the start of this lap at Turn 1. Looks like he's taken too much speed into the corner. Is the Frenchman ove-eager to make up for missing FP1?
Hulkenberg has complained about a "huge brake judder" in the VJM08.