Hello and welcome to ESPN's coverage of second practice ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos.
The big news from this morning was of the demise of Marussia, who have been wound up and its employees made redundant. An incredibly sad end to what has been a bittersweet season for the team.
Meanwhile, the other team in administration, Caterham, have turned to crowd sourcing to try and make the grid for Abu Dhabi.
It's already raised over £100,000.
@Oliver: Afternoon Oliver. 1) I've seen several tweets suggesting he might be missing the session but nothing confirmed from the team. 2) We'll find out in a few minutes! His issue isn't one which should require too much work. 3) Williams often focuses on different things to one-lap pace on Fridays. It usually leaps up the order on Saturday, so don't read too much into Friday's times.
Certainly doesn't look like there is much chance of that forecasted rain today. The grey clouds from this morning have disappeared.
Track temp is 54 degrees, Air temp 29 degrees; 51% humidity.
The session is green and Gutierrez, who failed to complete a timed lap this morning, is the first man out on track.
@JPablo: Lots of drivers saying it was less bumpy than Interlagos of previous years; the bumps of course a famous characteristic of this circuit. Saw several drivers struggling through the middle sector.
Gutierrez was taking things very easy on his out lap but he's posted his first timed lap now, a 1:18.173. Only three other cars out on track so a slow start to this session.
Grosjean crosses two seconds faster than Gutierrez with his first run. Having missed this morning not surprising to see Gutierrez taking a while to get up to speed here.
The Toro Rossos are out on track.
Worth noting Bottas, Vergne and Perez all have their cars back for this session. Whether Perez gets any running after Juncadella's FP1 shunt remains to be seen
@mfbull: It's about 134 Fahrenheit. Air temp around 84 Fahrenheit
That Force India doesn't look like it's ready to go anywhere fast.
@RCC: They did indeed. New pit entry looks good, actually, always wondered when they would get round to doing something about that.
Verstappen sitting on the Toro Rosso pit wall, looking like a kid who has won a competition from the back of a cereal packet.
Maldonado has improved to P1 and Bottas can't beat his benchmark, which stands at 1:15.467, but then has to slow down dramatically to avoid hitting Sutil, who was facing the wrong way in the blind part of the first corner.
Replay shows Sutil just lost the rear as Bottas rounded the corner behind him.
Magnussen lowers the benchmark further as he goes P1, setting a 1:15.232.
Grosjean sounds unhappy with the rear-end stability of his Lotus. His team-mate having no such problems, sitting prettily in second - though lots of cars still to post times.
There we have it, no Perez in this session.
Vergne has pulled up his car and jumps out. Yellow flags in the middle sector. Remember, JEV missed the morning session so this is far from ideal for the Frenchman..