And Vettel returns to the pits straight away.
@Graan13: Those rules are relaxed during testing. Kvyat is circulating very slowly when he does go out.
Apologies for the limited updates but there's very little happening out there!
@Alvav: Testing continues right through until 5pm local time.
@NikhilDuki: Definitely. The ability to develop the engine during the year is huge.
@Siddhesh: It was never raining hard, just drizzling a little bit. Not enough to force a change in tyres.
Significant to note that opinion there from one of the F1 photographers, who spends his whole time at track side watching the characteristics of cars.
Good news for McLaren... seems Honda has solved those earlier problems.
@kevin: Nope. It's all been quiet out there for a little while!
Looks like most teams are finish up lunch breaks.
Hooray! Some action. Nasr and Ferrari brake the silence and head out onto the track.
Vettel isn't running very quickly but Nasr improves on his time, dipping down to a 1:23.762 to go third fastest.
@Lubs: Ah, good spot. I meant Nasr and Vettel.
Bottas joins the party and heads out on track,.
Vettel passes through the pit lane and back out on track.
Bottas has just recorded his personal best, a 1:23.049, enough to move him up to third.
Kvyat also on track in that wingless Red Bull for another lap.
@Lubs: This run is not a good indicator but last time he was running in the high 1:22s for a bit before his pace dropped off. No signs from McLaren yet.
Vettel is now the only man on track. 52 laps in the Ferrari so far today, but Hamilton still leads the way on 91.
@Helapinda: I should think McLaren thinks they should have been out by now. However, Eric Boullier explained yesterday that they will often solve one problem only for another to pop up somewhere else.
On the plus side we have the Lotus back on track as Pastor Malonado completes his 26th lap of the day.
@Helapinda: I think the word "niggle" was slightly optimistic yesterday. However, Boullier did say that the six laps completed were "no drama".