@Efranov: But they had already laid a benchmark of their own? Hamilton was the only one who hadn't done a medium run out of those top four so I don't understand your point.
@Prabul: Vettel lunched his medium tyres with a spin so he's doing a longer run on the prime tyre.
Seems Rosberg has started a longer run of his own. Raikkonen pits for a fresh set of medium tyres, I would wager he's got a bit of fuel on board that Ferrari.
Alonso is currently four laps into his current stint on mediums.
Exactly. Important to remember that point - this is practice. Lots of people getting ahead of themselves in the comments.
@Prabul: Yes, it does, but the times aren't always the be-all and end-all like some people assume. Lots of other factors at play. Fuel loads are always unknown, for example.
We're unlikely to see any late changes to the timing screens now as drivers set about on their longer, higher-fuel runs.
Ericsson the latest driver to complain about how frequently he's locking the fronts.
@AntonyMakanza: Unfortunately we do not have access to the lap times until the end of the session, at least not on our timing screen.
I think RoGe made a good point. But then I don't know what else Jorda is there for - she certainly isn't there for her driving talent.
It's a shame to see a woman like Simona de Silvestro struggling to find a drive in F1 when Jorda seemingly breezes into one.
Alonso has a big, big lock-up through the final corner and ends up sliding across the grass and gravel. The Spaniard improvises and dashes into the pits.
Seven minutes left in this session.
@MichaelBialocur: That's a very good question. There's no defined measurement for "one point" of downforce - that will be different depending on which team you are at. So when one team says they find five points, that can be a different amount than another team.
Kvyat is told to nurse his car home with what looks like gearbox problems.
@DaveD.: Yes, something along those lines. The point I was trying to make is the unit of "one point" is different at each team, so it's hard to say exactly what a point of downforce is.
Verstappen has shredded his right tyre and locks up again in the middle sector.
@schalkjakes: He is, but how much of that is down to Renault and how much is down to him?
We're approachign the final minute of this session.
@RCC: Lewis looked pretty good. Having so little running and then nailing a lap like that is mightily impressive.
The chequered flag is out.
Alonso comes in for a practice pit stop and McLaren nails a slick-looking pit stop. He stays in the box, though, as this session is now over.
Well, that's about all we have time for this afternoon. Thanks as ever for joining ESPN for our live coverage of free practice. We'll be back to do it all again tomorrow for FP3 and qualifying.