@RohanMehta: Marco Mattiacci, Ferrari team principal.
@DssSsd: They will be trying to work out a severance package I imagine.
@RohanMehta: I think it would certainly make it more interesting to give teams a chance to make inroads but costs may well start to spiral.
Raikkonen runs wide again at Juncao, where he went out in 2012 and found that slip road. He did it earlier on this morning. Simple driver error there as Raikkonen sheepishly makes his way back to the circuit.
@Phil,Maidenhead: But legally there will still be certain things for both parties to resolve.
@Phil,Maidenhead: Haha, good point Phil.
Tyres really looking pretty beaten up in this session. Seeing an on board with Ricciardo and his tyres look pretty worn. Suggests several pit stops could be in store on Sunday.
@NovaF1Racer: French media reporting Toro Rosso wants to re-sign JEV. But in terms of concrete news, no, there isn't any.
Big engine blow up and it's Alonso. Flames coming out of the back of that Ferrari and unsurprisingly red flags are out.
Alonso grabs a fire extinguisher from behind a barrier and tackles the fire himself before any marshals get there.
@RCC: Not necessarily - in practice teams often use parts in these sessions which are older. Might not require the use of a new component or engine.
Pit lane start is when you change the entire engine. Ten-place grid penalty for moving onto a sixth component.
Remember, Alonso spoke in Austin about not taking a pit-lane start in Austin.
I would imagine Ferrari has its fresher engine held back for Abu Dhabi, with double points on offer.
@Fstroland: Nope. Haas has deferred its entry until 2015 and Audi denied it is joining the grid next year.
Hamilton tells Mercedes over the radio "I just haven't hooked up a lap yet." He's only two tenths off Rosberg but currently holds the fastest middle sector.
@JPablo: Every time a team uses a seventh component it's a ten-place grid penalty. If he then uses another seventh component on the engine, it's five-place penalty. Then an eighth component would be ten-place, and so on and so forth. As for knowing about fresh engines, teams keep this information as guarded as possible, for obvious reasons.
@DonThorpe: It has. The factory in America is currently a building and a sign so I'm afraid Fstroland is wrong on that front.
Besides, nothing to be gained from Haas by joining the grid a year early.
@RCC: There are rumours surrounding a Romanian entry, but nothing confirmed.