@Max: Nope. At Monza Williams confirmed Massa and Bottas for 2015.
Vettel, the man everyone is watching now, can only manage fifth, a second off Ricciardo's initial time.
@Fényország: At the moment, no. There's been no announcement yet by the FIA so keep checking ESPNF1 for updates as we'll be asking later today.
@PavankumarKampalli: Absolutely. Vettel IS Red Bull, in my mind. Much like Schumacher used to be Ferrari.
Magnussen and Button are scrapping for P2 behind Ricciardo. Grosjean runs wide and across the grass at the hairpin.
@jee1: I don't know, that's an interesting one. I don't think he will demand it - Ferrari have Raikkonen and he's been looking much stronger recently.
Ricciaro, Magnussen and Button are back in the pits. New Red Bull recruit Kvyat currently fourth, with Hulkenberg separating the Russian from JEV.
@PapaTheus: haha. Thank-you for still joining me for it though! The most interesting discussions are happening about Mr Vettel, I think you'll agree.
Vergne goes purple in the first two sectors and goes P1, four tenths quicker than Ricciardo.
@jee1: Christian Horner hinted it is Ferrari. That story should be on ESPN imminently.
@PeterM: I assumed so, but my data here says it was the hard compound. Could possibly be wrong as it's one helluva improvement.
Still no times from Ferrari, Mercedes or Williams.
All those teams have their drivers sat in the garage.
@Jordan: I don't think that's the case, he's clearly always been the golden boy of Red Bull. From what Horner said, Vettel told him he just felt the time was the time to move on.
@Heath: He's said that several times. I'd love to see an Alonso interview if Ferrari wins races with Vettel. He'd be livid.
@Fényország: The race will be going ahead on Sunday, no question. There is still doubts over the start time but the FIA has yet to confirm anything.
Hamilton heads out on track as Raikkonen starts his first hot lap.
Apparently Daniil Kvyat was told about his promotion this morning after eating his breakfast. Incredible.
@Satyaban: I don't think it's a case of not taking care of Vettel. He's had a tough year, but pieces are changing around him at Red Bull and he felt its time to move on. His struggles this year probably helped the decision.
Raikkonen's first timed lap puts him P3.