@Phoenix: Possibly, but he is in a Mercedes-powered team and at the moment the best seat on the grid would be a Mercedes.
@rpr: Because McLaren and Honda are not treating this season like a championship year. They want to be in a position at the end of the year where it can challenge for wins, giving it a good platform for next season. Plus, throwing everything into the engine is very risky considering they've used so many parts in just two races.
Lots of action now as Sainz goes top with a 1:41.302, before Verstappen slots behind him - albeit four tenths down.
@TS: This year the penalties have been tweaked slightly. Changing an entire power unit gives a 10-place grid penalty but, unlike last year where penalties were carried over if you could not serve the full ten, the penalty is at follows.
If you cannot serve: 1-5 grid slots, you get five second race penalty
6-10, you get a ten second race penalty
11-15 is a 20 second penalty
Anything more equals a drive-through to be served at any point through the race.
Rosberg has joined the fray and knocked Vettel off the top with a 1:40.055.
Hamilton told there has been a wind change - now a headwind on the backstraight which might upset the balance slightly.
Hulkenberg appears to have some hot brakes as he wobbles through the heavy-braking Turn 14 hairpin.
Raikkonen out on track currently. Big day for the Finn. A clean day is essential.
Raikkonen slots into third, barely anything behind Vettel - the gap currently 0.3s between the red cars.
All the runs so far on medium tyres.
Vettel crosses and improves on his time to move a tenth closer to Rosberg - he's now 0.120s down. Hamilton currently on a lap.
Hamilton went very fast through the first two sectors but then backed off significantly in the final sector.
@MikeAlan: This is the one! We're part of ESPN UK but we're also part of the international website.
@SammieSrini: Interesting way of putting it, good job.
Hamilton goes top with a 1:39.776. That's nearly three tenths quicker than team-mate Rosberg.
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Bottas bails out of a committed hot lap but one which looked very unbalanced.
@mfbull: If I was a programmer I could sort out some of the teething problems myself!
A frustrated Massa also bails out of his own hot lap, complaining about smoke coming out of the cockpit. There isn't anything noticeable coming from the car but I guess the team knows better than us.
An on-board shows a light mist coming from the cockpit, around his right knee sort of area. Odd.
@Phoenix: Exactly. Reliability cost McLaren titles in 2005 and 2012. They shot themselves in the foot in 2007 by not backing either driver, and in 2010 two Hamilton errors in Italy and Singapore cost him the title.
@rpr: Rare praise, thanks!
@cash_flow_gold: Possibly. Those problems still haven't been solved, plus the team is running 2014 Brembo brakes this weekend after its troubles in Malaysia.
@Gaurav2175: Our site is currently undergoing a lot of changes and we hope these timings will return soon. The dream is they will be at the top in the grey header scoreboard but at the moment, for whatever reason, we don't have them. I'm just a humble journalist trying to keep the world a'turning.
@mfbull: I spoke to Pat Symonds in Barcelona earlier this year and he said the car was an evolution not a revolution - there's clearly been a lot of change, including to the nose. I still think Williams has a competitive package but there are clearly issues.