Some good images of Kobayashi's crash there. Was rather helpless as he bounced across the gravel.
In all that drama, Magnussen has gone top of the timesheets with a 1:37.278. He then runs wide on his second lap but keeps it on the track.
Ricciardo currently on a hot lap.
And now Vergne is out, in roughly the same part of the track where Verstappen was forced to stop in his car this morning. From bad to worse for Toro Rosso.
Ricciardo goes quickest by 0.092s - lowering the benchmark to 1:37.186.
@Salman: I never read too much into practice times, because you never know relative fuel loads. But considering he'd never driven at Suzuka - one of the most challenging races on the calendar - and only finished a few tenths off Kvyat, is very impressive. Looking forward to seeing him, back in the car.
JEV looks rather forlorn as he inspects his Toro Rosso, which is being hooked up to a crane. Both men who missed FP1 have issues in FP2, then, which means their limited window for practice has slammed shut pretty dramatically.
Kobayashi and JEV would have needed more running than anyone to optimise set-up but completed a combined five laps.
Oh and a shunt for Daniel Ricciardo now.
Looks like the Australian got wide while coming around the final curve and ended up in the wall. That will set him back significantly - remember he was quicker than Vettel this morning.
Lots of early drama in this session then.
Ricciardo had gone top of the timesheets the lap before, of course. I remember Timo Glock went off around there a few years ago. Luckily for Ricciardo he had slowed significantly, possibly preparing for another flying lap.
Ricciardo confirmed he was OK on the radio. Vettel also asked if his team-mate was Ok.
That's the first real mistake of note in 2014 for Ricciardo.
The yellow flags are still out for that incident but no need for red flags as the marshals do their thing.
Bottas slots into third, exactly one tenth off Ricciardo's time.
Massa can only manage fifth, nearly eight tenths down on Ricciardo's benchmark.
Hearing that the FIA will not change the schedule of this race despite the lurking Typhoon Phanfone.
Alonso, the subject of much intrigue this/every weekend, slots into seventh with his first run of the afternoon. That's nearly a second off Ricciardo's time.
Well then, the red flags have now come out because Ricciardo's car has still not been recovered. The truck currently has JEV's stricken Toro Rosso on the back of it.
So, we've nearly had half an hour of this session and it's just been suspended until that car is removed.
@RCC: You can see on the replay, he realises early that he's made a mistake as he slams on the brakes.
Worth remembering the clock keeps ticking in these practice sessions even when a red flag is out. The red flag means the track is a no-go zone.
Rosberg and Hamilton yet to complete a significant lap time, hence why they are down in 18th and 19th. Still no time for JEV or the Force Indias - who confirm both drivers were due to head out when the red flags appeared.
@Hari: See below - appears it was the red flags.
Both JEV and Kobayashi's cars have been recovered to the pit lane, so let's see if those mechanics can work any magic.
The session is green again and there are two Mercedes waiting at the end of the pit lane.
Hamilton does a practice start to lead away, with Rosberg following closely.