Massa is back on track on the soft tyres along with Ericsson on the mediums.
@MIKEB: Would they qualify for superlicences?
@MrTuK: It's true that it's a bit more complicated than "four engines". They engines are made of different components - the engine (ICE), the motor generator unit-kinetic (MGU-K), the motor generator unit-heat (MGU-H), the energy store (ES), turbocharger (TC) and control electronics (CE) - so when one of those fails it is replaced. If more than four of any of those components are used it results in a ten place grid penalty. Penalties no longer role on to the next round if the full ten-places can't be used up and are instead applied as an in-race penalty as follows
1-5 grid places: five-second time penalty
6-10 grid places: drive-through penalty
11-20 grid places: ten-second stop-and-go penalty
More than 20 grid places: a time penalty
@MIKEB: I would argue Grosjean is now one of the most complete drivers out there. Jorda has done very little to prove she is of F1 standard in her three seasons in GP3.
That tweet was from a little earlier on. Nate reports that Ericsson has now finished his race sim.
@MIKEB: She drove for three different GP3 teams and never finished higher than 13th - 17th was her next best finish. It just seems entirely unfair on all the drivers who showed more potential (and there are a lot) who will never get the chance to test a modern F1 car.
@AlexanderFarrugia: I don't see any reason why women can't compete against men in motorsport. Michele Mouton was a very accomplished rally driver in cars that required serious skill, bravery and physical fitness to drive. We just have to encourage women into the sport and give them a chance when they deserve it.
Incidentally Alice Powell and Vicky Piria showed more potential in their seasons in GP3 than Jorda did.
@Alan: I can't think of any team that has not had a major issue on one day of testing this year. Maybe Williams are the only exception.
For more on women in F1 and grand prix racing, take a look at this feature
Hello, I'll be taking over from Laurence for a while as he attempts to revive his movie career.
Massa the only man out there currently.
Soft tyre as far as I can tell.
@Alan: It's very presumptive to read into headline times during testing. We haven't seen the qualifying simulations yet.
@Alan: Maybe, but as we don't know fuel loads there's no point dwelling on it. We'll ask Massa later in the media session.
After a long stint of solid mid-to-low 1:28 laps on the mediums Massa returns to the pits. Grosjean and Kvyat take his place on the circuit.