Hello and welcome to ESPN's live coverage of third and final practice ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix.
It's been raining in Shanghai for several hours now so this session looks to be a precursor to a wet qualifying session.
I hate to say it, but this could be a very, very quiet session regardless of what qualifying is like.
The clock is ticking but, as predicted, no-one is making any early movement. The rain is lashing down.
So, looks like we're going to have to keep each other company for the next hour. What's everyone predicting for the weekend? Rosberg's third win of the season? Ferrari win? The rise of Haryanto?
@Hamiltonfan: Not if Maurizio Arrivabene has anything to do with it ;)
Williams have ventured out on track. Curious to see whether Williams has made any steps forward in wet conditions this year.
@Phil,Maidenhead: Nope, tomorrow is meant to be dry. It's very wet today though and should be in qualifying.
@Vel: People keep saying this but I'm not convinced. Hamilton has taken two very good pole positions - his lap in Bahrain was marvellous. ON both occasions his race has been lost by Turn 1, which is more down to a problem at the start rather than lost focus.
Palmer's Renault also navigating the wet circuit.
@DeepakAkki: Certainly. Hamilton's grid penalty certainly opens things up for them as well, though I think the wet today should help Rosberg claim pole.
Alonso is told the radar does not show any rain on the way so we should definitely see a bit more running.
Grosjean spins at Turn 10 but gets going again.
@DeepakAkki: Haha, can't say that I am.
Kvyat runs wide through the opening sequence of corners.
@jai: Absolutely - though it will be difficult. I would say the start is crucial for his chances.
Hamilton executes a practice start from the end of the pit lane and it looks a little bit sluggish.
@RohanMehta: I don't know if that's down to focus, I would say more he's had an issue with the start procedure at these two races so far.
Replays show Kvyat running wide again.
@DeepakAkki: Hope you enjoyed my namesake's paper anyway! Interesting but not too unusual for a team like McLaren to be radically testing at this stage.
Raikkonen, who topped FP2 yesterday, is out on wet tyres.
@RohanMehta: VET RAI ROS, I'm going to say, just to be different.
Raikkonen posts the first time of the session, a 2:00.812.
Massa crosses 1.626s behind Raikkonen.
@Vel: Haha, good memory. Of course... *drum roll* It's Kimi. In 2006 when I was still living with my parents they got a kitten and I got them to name him Kimi. He's still alive and now he's disinterested and lazy all the time, so I think I named the little fella pretty well.
Though I don't think journalists have "favourites" any more. Kimi is just a brilliant character, shame he isn't the same man behind the wheel as he was in the late 2000s.
Replays show Massa sliding around the track on his last lap.
Palmer returns to the pits with a rear right puncture.