@TheGhoul: I really like the look of the new McLaren livery.
@bobleponge: You don't believe in The Force, do you?
We're into the final three and a half minutes.
For those of you asking, Ricciardo is half a second off Hamilton's benchmark.
Maldonado leaps into P5 late on - 0.7s off Hamilton's benchmark. Nice job from the Lotus man.
The chequered flag is out, meaning drivers can finish the lap they are currently on.
Verstappen improves to P2, 0.149s off Hamilton.
Nice tidy lap. Hell, I'd take this grid for Sunday's race!
Practice starts currently taking place on the start/finish straight. Hamilton clearly feels confident about his weekend and lines up on pole position.
That's all we have for this morning's session. Please be sure to join this afternoon for FP2 when we see the qualifying simulations in full swing.