@mfbull: Hamilton is using Ferrari as leverage in his contract talks, according to the word in the paddock.
@mtpineda2003: It's funny that in this very chat during the winter, lots of fans were complaining Manor would be six or seven seconds off the pace and be a safety hazard. They're certainly not doing a bad job so far, considering this is their first weekend.
@DougPeacock: He had a suspected puncture earlier in the session and we haven't seen him since.
@DougPeacock: Nope, it seemed to be unrelated.
@Nikvik: If he has super softs he could take pole because no-one else has any ;) The compounds for Malaysia are hard and medium. Very keen to see if Alonso can get into Q1 later.
Approaching the final ten minutes now and we'll start seeing some late, medium-tyre qualifying simulations now.
To answer you both, we haven't seen Kimi back out since he suffered a puncture earlier in the session.
The tyre blankets come off Hamilton's car and he ventures out on the white-striped medium tyre. As he does so, Rosberg starts a flying lap on the option compound.
Rosberg posts a 1:39.690 on the medium tyre, some six tenths improvement on his hard compound.
@passero: Maybe, but we haven't had any confirmation from Ferrari what the issue is.
Bottas' medium compound puts him second, but he's immediately relegated to third by Massa They're still seven tenths down on Rosberg, though.
Kimi is out on track, by the way.
Hamilton still down on Rosberg through the middle sector.
Raikkonen goes second, half a second down on Mercedes.
Hamilton can only manage second, nearly two tenths down on Rosberg.
@TonyRoberts: A bit, but the speed traps aren't everything. How fast a car can go through a corner is pretty crucial, too.
Impressive stuff from Raikkonen.
Alonso's medium tyre run is 2.3s down on Rosberg's benchmark.
Vettel on a flyer so let's see how he compares to Raikkonen.