Hamilton slots into second, 1.147s down on team-mate Rosberg. Only the Merc drivers have times on the board so far.
@VS: It all depends on Kimi's form this year. He's showing signs that he's getting better and better, and if anything his pace this season has been on a par with or quicker than Vettel's in most races. if he's back in a position where he's able to win races for Ferrari it doesn't make sense to ditch one of the best drivers of the modern era.
@DonovanFroon: As for second driver, I can't imagine Raikkonen would accept any deal like that.
@MalolanSrinivasan: Unless something else happens in the race out of Mercedes' control, like a safety car, I think Ferrari will be second in the pecking order behind Mercedes but ahead of Williams again.
Ericsson has taken the lead in the order, posting a 1:39.676,
@Phoenix: I don't think it will make a leap that big so quickly. It should put them right back in that midfield battle and at the very least able to contest for Q2, but the issue they have is no-one else is standing still - everyone is pushing hard to develop.
@Abhishek: I've been responding to the criticism in here as best I can.
Bottas goes P1 with a 1:39.206, but team-mate Massa, who ran deep into Turn 1 on that lap, can only manage third.
@rockedin123: Yes, qualifying runs are usually done in the afternoon session.
Vettel goes P1, a 1:39.202.
@Abhishek: Yes, they have been forwarded on. I'm just a humble journalist guys.
Uh oh. Problems for Vettel who has reported a loss of power coming through the middle sector and his Ferrari is crawling around the track.
Raikkonen is having no such trouble, however, and has climbed to P1 in the standings with a 1:38.975.
@rockedin123: It was, and then he was made to look very silly as the 2014 race was so entertaining.
@BelindaLewis: Not heard anything like that, but with his Italian heritage Ricciardo would be a huge hit at Ferrari.
@RCC: The timing scoreboard on our site is currently broken but we will have the times back before sessions as we used to.
@mfbull: I understood absolutely zero of that reference but it sounds fun.
Kvyat has crept up into the top five, jumping behind Bottas - but he's 0.482s off Raikkonen's benchmark.