There's an image of the damage. Certainly could have been a lot worse but it's a huge job for Mercedes now.
Less than four minutes to go in FP3 as Bottas begins a flying lap on the medium tyres.
Bottas' car is scraping as it goes round Turn 1.
Sorry, I meant to say he's talking after qualifying.
Hamilton will be out of qualifying if the chassis is damaged, so now that is the key for Mercedes to work out.
Maldonado nearly repeats Hamilton's off but he manages to slow the car down before it hits the tyre barriers.
Worth remembering, if this car is run behind the safety car in heavy rain tomorrow, and is finished early, starting at the back of the grid could be a disaster for Hamilton.
@Max: Did I say rear? Apologies, I meant front. It's clearly the front!
Amazingly, Hamilton's hard compound run is still good enough to keep him second - three tenths quicker than Alonso.
Tweet there for those of you asking about Raikkonen.
The clock expires and that session ends in rather dramatic circumstances.
So, as always, a very impressive session from that man Alonso as he is the best of the rest. As ever, we don't know the relative fuel loads of those drivers.
The cars are returning to the pits and that is all we have time for in this session.
As always, thanks very much for joining me in this session and - as always - please be sure to come back again in two hours for the start of qualifying here at Suzuka. Mercedes has a race against time to get Hamilton out in that session but you can sit back, relax or get a bit more beauty sleep before coming back!