@JJA: Alonso set a 1:23.744. Hamilton's benchmark a 1:19.196 but see below for explanation.
@markc: I don't think Ricciardo would see much sense in going from a factory team to a customer outfit, especially one with limited resources.
Ricciardo runs deep at Ste Devote again.
Button's car was on jacks and in pieces early in the session and we haven't seen him emerge yet.
@mfbull: He is sharing a room with three other journalists as it's so expensive. I kid thee nay.
@michael: I would say very unlikely.
@JJA: Alonso yes, Button no, given the fact it looks like he's lost the majority of this session.
Verstappen improves to P3 with a 1:21.715. Really excited to see how he and Sainz get on this weekend.
@hardik: Will Stevens said in Spain it was unlikely they would have anything substantial to add for Monaco. They are focusing all their efforts on their 2015 car, which they will introduce later this year.
@Burt: Not sure, but spending time in the garage during practice doesn't always mean there are problems. Sometimes it means tweaks are being made etc. Currently Ericsson and Nasr are 16th and 18th and a long way off the pace.
Sainz has a huge lock-up on the approach to Swimming Pool, with replays showing him clouting the bumps as he exited the tunnel.
@cyrus619: Perez has improved to P5, 2.552 down on Hamilton. Just behind him is Hulkenberg.
I've got to say, not a fan of the huge run off area at Turn 1. Lots of drivers running wide down there with no penalty.
Other than lost time, obviously.
@MarieClaude: Good stats - I don't have the resources to check! It seems McLaren is still adopting an ultra conservative approach to issues because it seems the smallest issue now keeps them in the garage.
@markc: Softs. Everyone will be on softs in this sessions - supersofts don't come until the afternoon.
Hamilton has just gone even quicker - opening up a 1.012s lead over Rosberg. He went purple in all three sectors.
@RonOlivier: If you want to!
@Pavan: All the teams bring different parts to this race than they would otherwise because downforce is so important.
Vettel navigates himself through the traffic and puts himself into P3 - 1.200s down on Hamilton. The onboard shots are fantastic in Monaco, shows you just how little space there is when they are passing other cars.
Maldonado the latest driver to run wide at Turn 1.
"Running wide" and Monaco shouldn't be in the same sentence, that's my main issue with it.
@mfbull: Same. Stupid rule, that.