Hulkenberg complaining about the driveability of his Mercedes engine through Turns 3 and 4.
Hulkenberg has started a lap on softs too.
A tweet there for Michael, who asked earlier if we can expect a one-second improvement on the softer tyre. Seems you were wrong by a second!
@alexp: I feel like all of this is leading towards an Alonso/Vettel/Hamilton/Kimi fight in 2017. Personally, I think that would be an amazing season regardless of who won it.
@GaneshBala: Hard to say. I can't see Ferrari picking up a driver like Rosberg when there are other drivers available.
@Oliver: No idea if it was the same electrical gremlin which ended his FP1.
Vettel is on the soft tyre but seems to have understeered off the final corner. He finishes second, one tenth behind team-mate Raikkonen.
@DS: Much like cars have to find a balance between downforce and drag, tyres need to find it between durability and grip - or at least these Pirellis do. The softer tyres have better grip but are less durable, meaning you can get a quicker lap out of them early on but they won't last as long as a harder compound. That's why the hardest compound at a race weekend is the 'prime' and most used in a race.
@GaneshBala: That would be a great line-up. Those guys were basically hailed as future superstars from the beginning of their careers so you could argue everything they've done is leading towards a partnership at some stage. But I can't see Hamilton willingly leaving Mercedes.
Hamilton is out on the soft tyre but appears to be warming his tyres.
Top three times on soft tyres.
Hamilton goes purple through the first sector on his soft tyre run.
Sainz moves into fourth on the soft tyre with a 1:36.471.
Hamilton goes top with a 1:34.647 but it seems Rosberg found a bit more in his second two sectors as he goes a tenth quicker.
Looks like Hamilton hit the breaks too heavily coming into Turn 9 and that may well have cost him the crucial time.
@ZainAlly: Not at the moment, no.
Sauber tells Ericsson his lap is "respectable" but tells him he can afford to brake later into Turn 1.
@alexp: Of course they can, there's nothing stopping Renault getting back to the top eventually. Everything is possible in F1!
Mercedes' advantage currently 0.5s over Ferrari - but how much better could Vettel have been without his late lock-up at the final corner?
Nasr jumps back into P5 on the soft tyre, 1.146s off Rosberg's benchmark.
Mercedes clearly doesn't think either of its drivers got the most out of their car, so the advantage over Ferrari could be even bigger.
Alonso's first lap on the soft tyre puts him up into 7th. Some encouraging signs from McLaren this weekend.
Verstappen the latest man to have a little wobble across the kerbs over the final corner.