Seeing a replay of Alonso having a big right front lock-up coming into Turn 1, running slightly deeply across the run-off area in the process.
@Dimitris: At least this season, maybe some of or all of 2016.
Alonso, Maldonado, Kvyat, Ricciardo, Merhi and Massa all out on track.
@AdiosAyrton: It depends how serious that earlier engine issue was. If they can get him out, the team will, as these sessions are valuable and McLaren is still in test mode.
@ralva8: He's spun in the early moments of the session and we haven't seen him back out. McLaren has since told TV it was an engine cutting out issue.
@Sekhar: Almost certainly. Plenty more to achieve in FP1 than being top of the leader board.
@BE: Sounds like quite the feast for me at the end of the year. I also said in winter testing I doubted Ferrari could win until mid-season.
@Ram: He's been signed as reserve driver, which was done when there was still uncertainly around Bottas' fitness ahead of Malaysia. It's not been confirmed if he will yet but things could change.
Marcus Ericsson is being strapped into his car so we could see the Sauber driver joining the fray again soon.
Ricciardo has moved to P1 with a 1:38.455.
@Altaf: No word from Ferrari, but after Vettel's loss of power early in the session the team may be assessing both cars before sending Raikkonen back out again.
@MichaelBialocur: It's always hard to predict, but I can't ever see Formula One not existing. Certainly the trend is that the cars are going to get greener, which is why Ecclestone's calls for a return to V8s seems a little ridiculous. Who knows though? Who would have thought 10 years ago they would have lost four cylinders in the engine by 2014?
@mfbull: Sadly that was for Laurence's efforts this morning.
@rockedin123: Raikkonen and Massa probably don't have another team left in them, so either of those for retirement.
@MichaelBialocur: I don't think fans of F1 would like that very much. As our site re-design proves, people don't like change all that much.
Bottas having a sloppy moment through Turn 9 and 10, locking up and running across the kerbs.
However, Bottas has jumped back on top of this session with a 1:38.390.
Ericsson starts another flying lap. Interested to see how Sauber can do this weekend after a very encouraging start to the season.