He was already in front at that point, wasn't he?
@VarunDas: They are just that at the moment - rumours.
Rosberg has reclaimed P1 from Hamilton with a 1:41.508. Hamilton's latest lap sees no improvement.
@ashish: Valencia wasn't the most entertaining of races.
Alonso doing his usual 'quick Friday run' and moves into fourth behind Button, though a huge 1.019s off Rosberg's benchmark.
@kkunakorn: He's back in the pit lane and only had five laps completed. Ferrari hasn't confirmed anything just yet.
Vettel looks likely to take a ten-place penalty this weekend for a new engine component. He fell out of contention mathematically at Suzuka - 127 behind Hamilton with just 125 left for each driver.
Possibly. But you should have learned about writing off Red Bull this early in a weekend ;)
The track getting a bit emptier as cars return to the pit lane.
@rocky: I very much doubt it.
@BhanuPrasad: Their futures are not confirmed just yet. I like Perez on a good day, he's a good amount of aggressive and proves that he can race after his stock fell a bit while he was at McLaren. Hulkenberg has gone off the boil a bit since Hungary but you're right, his strength is his consistency.
If a safari park owner can pay Bernie enough, then maybe!
Button accumulating a good amount of laps out there, he's already up to 12. Vergne also starts his 13th lap.
@Pradeep: They have to enter two cars on the FIa entry list, which they did - by listing Alexander Rossi in the second car. But they then requested to run one car and in the circumstances that was allowed.
@Vinay: Depending on what reports you read/believe, he and Mattiacci had a clash of styles and personalities. Undoubtedly Alonso is a rather tough cookie to manage compared to, say, Raikkonen, but it's likely he's not leaving with a completely rosey relationship with top brass.
@alonsogod: Yep, but as it's always important to remember, we don't know exactly what these cars - notably fuel, and the set-ups they have.
@abhishek: He made it very clear he's in demand earlier this year when he said he was waiting for Alonso to make a decision before sorting his future out. Eric Boullier did well to get the best out of Grosjean at Lotus, too, so that could be a good match.
@eastcoastatwork: Good team. I like Hamilton and Hulkenberg though.
@VenkatMani: Haha, OK. The most frustrating thing is the amount of papers reporting rumours as fact, to be honest. Anyone telling you they know what Alonso is doing next year is lying. After Vettel's news in Suzuka, and assuming he is going to Ferrari, suddenly Alonso's future looks very uncertain. I'm leaning towards thinking Lotus isn't as ridiculous a suggestion as we all initially thought, on a short-term deal, but then that's purely speculation.