@F248: Currently there's nearly three seconds between Ferrari and Williams but we haven't seen Williams do soft tyre laps. Williams tend to have another run plan to the rest of the field on Fridays and therefore their times are rarely representative.
Grosjean has a big moment into Turn 1, locking up and running across the tarmac. Seems he let his car run deep so as not to put a huge glat spot on the tyres by braking for a corner he was already going to miss.
Massa moves into seventh on his first soft tyre run, 1.2s off Rosberg's benchmark, but remember what I said about Williams and Fridays.
@SR: Alonso's soft tyre lap was 1:36.191. Benchmark is 1:34.647.
Verstappen tells Toro Rosso he has no confidence on the brakes because they are acting so unpredictably.
Bottas moves into fifth with a 1:35.280, just 0.003s off Vettel in fourth.
Ricciardo moves into sixth, 0.802s down on Rosberg. Bottas asks if Williams can make some changes for a second lap but he is told the team doesn't want to compromise its longer runs. "Copy," replies the Finn.
@MichaelBialocur: I will post it! Apologies Michael, if that is the case, good call!
@Phoenix: Nothing so far. Not even Eric the PU has updated his Twitter account.
Speaking of which, Button is back in the cockpit and looks ready to get back out on track to add to his two laps.
Of all the sessions to miss, FP2 has to be the most costly as it's the most representative for the rest of the weekend. Hence McLaren's clamour to get Button back out on track.
Kvyat tells Red Bull: "Something was not right with the power there. Some clips through Turn 6 and Turn 11."
@BE: No, I think they were referring to Raikkonen as he had just gone fastest with the first soft tyre run of the session.
"Why is it so difficult to spin Formula One rear tyres? I don't understand," says Verstappen.
Verstappen talking about spinning his tyres while leaving the pit lane (burnouts) so help with a practice start at the end of the pit lane.
@SR: They look very good, judging by these times.
The pack have settled down into their longer runs.
@Rodster: I feel like Hamilton gets hard done by for that. Most of the drivers make that same complaint - when Raikkonen does it, everyone says its hilarious, when Hamilton does, everyone calls him a diva.
Button is back out on track.