@TheGhoul: I meant penalty as in damage to the car - ie, they run wide without any consequence.
Vettel has now improved to P2, a 1:19.382 which sees him move to within six tenths of Hamilton.
Wow, Vettel has a huge, huge slide through Casino Square but saves it with all the panache of a four-time world champion.
The Star Wars nerd in me wants to hear more "Red Five standing by" from Vettel. Just me?
Raikkonen has now snatched third from Rosberg, moving nine tenths off Hamilton. Vettel has improved to within three tenths of the world champion.
Seeing a replay of Vettel running across the chicane at Piscine 2.
1. HAM 1:18.750
2. VET 0.384
3. RAI 0.929
4. ROS 1.012
5. KVY 1.581
6. PER 1.869
7. SAI 1.931
8. RIC 2.005
9. VES 2.015
10. HUL 2.117
Button is out there and sweeps through Casino Square. His first flying lap has put him 18th, seven seconds off the pace.
@deltaalpha: Ah good, this old conspiracy theory.
I hope you mean Marathon of the original three, and not those other three films we never speak of.
@rockedin123: I can't see it for next year. 2017? Possibly.
@Phoenix: More CGI, rubbish Yoda. Nothing about the prequels was good. I'm a journalist so you can't argue with me.
@Sekhar: Friday used to be a public holiday when the race was held. Now I suspect it's to get people to stay in hotels for an extra day.
Some good tweets from Renault Sport for you now...
Alonso has moved up to P6. McLaren tells the Spaniard they are keeping him out while the tyres keep improving.
You'll have noticed the two Manors are ahead of Button and the two Saubers. All of them are outside the 107% as it stands - not that it matters in FP1.