@GlenH: It's always going to be the case. Look at Renault last year.
Force India asks if car is worse than FP1 and he says " a different world". Complains it's the worst he's ever felt a car.
@ForzaJulesBianchi: He's scheduled to come back in Malaysia once he's recovered from concussion.
@Alonso: They were just that - rumours.
@Sandslash: We've always reported that as the case.
The other Lotus is running wide as Maldonado takes too much speed into the final corner.
Perez also runs wide at Turn 3. Lots of drivers struggling with the track out there.
We've got the world champion out on track and on a timed run. Let's see where he crosses in relation to Vettel.
Rosberg complains about no DRS as Hamilton crosses three tenths behind Vettel with his first timed lap of the session.
@ForzaJulesBianchi: Rumours! It's easy to write something when you ignore the facts. Second Impact Syndrome is why the doctors have exercised caution with Alonso and it's not unusual for contact sports such as rugby union. A second blow to the head - even if not a big one - could lead to a lethal swelling of the brain. It's a tiny risk, but a risk all the same so Alonso misses the race. End of.
You really have to be careful in F1 with the reports you read, there's a lot of gutter reporting. By all accounts the story of him waking up thinking it was 1995 is not true either. The only reports you should trust are from the FIA, the team, his management or from doctors. Anything else quoting "a source" needs to be taken with a pinch of salt.
Oh, big moment for Magnussen.
His McLaren is in the wall after running off the track at Turn 6 into the barriers. Red flag.
"Kevin, are you OK?"
"Yep, completely fine."
@ClementPakiam: Yes. All mediums so far.
I wonder how long before someone speculates Magnussen was electrocuted.
@Akhil: It seems unlikely now.
Looks like he carried a bit too much speed into the corner. Not an ideal way for FP2 to start for McLaren after such limited running in FP1. He may have dropped a wheel onto the grass on the entry.
So to recap while Magnussen's car is cleared. Massa is out of the session with a water leak, Ricciardo's Red Bull is having an engine change.
@VS: Hard to tell at the moment. He had slowed down quite a bit before he hit the wall.
Massa is having problems this afternoon but Bottas is the first man back out as the session goes green again.
@MarcusMak: If they banned every team that crashed or stopped during a practice session there would be no more teams left.
@leonardo: It's four this season.
@silviu_oana79: That seems highly unlikely.