@RishabhBhardwaj: I don't buy into this "didn't show his true hand" argument, really. It doesn't gain you anything by not getting to grips with a circuit and perfecting a lap just to ruffle your opponent. These racing drivers believe they are the fastest in the world so think they will be quicker regardless.
Plus, Hamilton made a mistake on his flying lap yesterday which arguably cost him top spot.
Kvyat slots in behind his team-mate into second.
Grosjean slots in third, just 0.008s behind Kvyat.
Gutierrez, a man suddenly out in the cold with regards to a drive next year, moves to within two tenths of Vergne's benchmark.
@RishabhBhardwaj: True. I believe he had been told to come into the pits so maybe felt the need to nail the first two sectors.
Kvyat improves to a 1:13.479 to go top, but Vergne then leaps above his team-mate by 0.090s. It's a Toro Rosso one-two at the moment, a rare sight.
A rare sight indeed, as Magnussen crosses the line to jump into first. The new benchmark a 1:13.016.
@Thunder: Lotus is confident of keeping him but the delay means there's a possibility he's talking to other teams, though I don't think McLaren is going to ditch Magnussen.
@RajeshMudhiraj: Force India has really struggled of late and you can really see it's lack of resources compared to McLaren coming through. I think it will take quite a performance to beat McLaren over the next two races.
Bottas shows Williams' usual Saturday morning resurgance as he crosses top of the timing screens, setting a 1:12.892. Vergne then crosses just 0.002s behind him. Tight margins at the top.
@Me: Because they would be separated by a point, so whoever finishes ahead in Abu Dhabi would win the title.
Hamilton has a bit of a lock up coming through Turn 8.
Magnussen and Vergne have now lept above Bottas. Magnussen's new benchmark a 1:12.729.
And then Bottas reclaims top spot by sixth whole tenths of a second.
Hamilton has a big, big spin at Turn 1. He's absolutely destroyed those front tyres.
Looks like some rear locking for Hamilton.
"OK Lewis, are your tyres in good condition?" Mercedes asks. "No" is the blunt reply.
@Dogue: I'd say Vergne has the best chance, reports suggest Toro Rosso is keen to retain him now.
@LG: It is dry at the moment,.
Vergne has a moment across the Turn 1 asphalt, then copying what Verstappen did in that car yesterday and returning to the track via a slip road.
So everyone but Ricciardo and Alonso have set a time, but the Ferrari driver is out on track.
Massa goes top by half a second, a 1:11.559.
Montoya's track record here is a 1:11.473, by the way, so these guys are absolutely flying.
Raikkonen splits the Williams, he's three tenths down on Massa's time. Alonso has just started a lap.
Ricciardo is now out on track too.
Alonso's first time puts him fifth fastest, seven tenths down on Raikkonen.
@yash: Hulkenberg on a 1:14.279.