Good to see the marketing department are keeping busy at Red Bull even if drivers haven't got much to do.
@gaurav243: Nate is currently being treated to a lunch at Mercedes. He'll be back to add a few thoughts from the track later on.
@mfbull: Haha! Yes, cigarette would have been the safer option.
@IamaRedBull: No wonder the car isn't working.
I am back from lunch and back in time to see red flags fall on the circuit.
@MonkeySEAT: That was the first Jordan in F1, a real looker.
We have a Sauber off in the gravel. There were lots of "oh!"'s in the press room as the film finally found what was holding up the session.
There's also a Williams there too - so looks like Nasr and Wolff have had a collision of some sort.
@@gaurav243: Lovely, thanks!
@Donovan: The first correct answer. Thanks!
It appears both Nasr and Wolff are out of their respective cars but the Sauber, which has made it all the way to the tyre barrier at Turn 5, is in a bad way - it's lacking at least one wheel from the images I can see.
Hard to make an accurate call from the CCTV footage we're looking at but seems to be a fair amount of damage to the rear of Nasr's Sauber.
Indeed, could be some interesting debriefs later on today!
Red flags still out. Both cars are still being recovered.
In fact, the cameras have zoomed in slightly and it seems Wolff's front left has suffered a bit of damage. The worst of the damage on Nasr's car was rear right - so you don't need to be an expert in these matters to work out what happened.
@Legion777: Because the teams want the chance to recover their cars and there's not a time constraint like there is in FP1 or any session during the season - they have all day to run.
The track is green and there's an engine grumbling down the pit lane - it's the Red Bull of Ricciardo.
Raikkonen, the pace-setter in this session, joins Ricciardo out on track and the pair are lapping in tandem. Careful through Turn 5, lads...
This was Williams' tweet about 40 minutes ago...
Must concentrate harder, Susie.
Interesting update for you re. that last crash.
I am reliably informed that Wolff was on an outlap, driving slowly on the inside. Nasr went wide to pass and then swung back - I assume because he thought he had passed the Williams - across the track and the pair made contact.
@Rodster: Yes he did. Remember though, we don't know fuel loads at this stage.
I imagine there are some carefully-worded Tweets being constructed as we speak in the Williams and Sauber garages.
I've just amended the leaderboard as I noticed Perez's time was quicker than Kimi's, which it is not. Raikkonen's headline time - 1:25.141 - is faster than Lewis Hamilton's pole lap from last year.
Darth Perez. Assume they won't make him wear that for the whole season....