@Navi: We believe they are due in Canada.
More problems for the McLaren as Jenson Button reports vibrations at the rear.
@MichaelBialocur: In FP1 it was a 1:27.023. In FP2 a 1:25.524
Lots of drivers reporting low grip today.
@CAN: Right about now, which is why we haven't had a huge amount of changes in the time sheets. But interesting to see Button up to seventh on a 1:28.494 in the McLaren, 1.642s off Hamilton.
@@bayu: Both set their times on the mediums. I believe all the fastest times have been set on the mediums now.
@mfbull: Oddly the old names are still showing up on ESPN. If you look at them on Twitter they are now called Kazu and Jorg. Button's one still looks geekier than Alonso's.
Grosjean's car is being patched up, literally with sticky tape.
@AntonyMakanza: Track temp is 49 and air temp 29. It may be a bit cloudier on Sunday which could mean lower track temps.
Raikkonen is currently lapping over five seconds off the pace as he continues on a long run on the medium tyres.
The Mercedes due are also lapping in the 1:31s at the moment.
@kato: The delivery of the power more than ultimate power output. Drivers want a nice predictable power curve and torque curve, but that's not that easy with these engines that produce far more torque than any of the naturally aspirated engines of recent years.
@Michael: I'm getting the same feeling. This is also a front-limited track in terms of tyre wear, so we will see a race more like China where Mercedes had plenty of time in hand. However, the low grip conditions will mean there will be a bit of set-up guesswork on how much grip the track will offer on Sunday.
Raikkonen is not happy about something. "Do you want to keep going and do laps? Because I'm getting nothing out of it. I think this is just taking laps out of my engine".
He's told to stay out and work through the test plan.
@Michael: I think it is different to then. The car does not have particularly bad rear tyre deg, it's just not as good as Ferrari's which is exceptional. In cooler conditions it helps, in hotter conditions with lots of low-speed corners it will hurt.
@DS: There is a new front wing, which Button was complaining about earlier. The new livery actually makes it trickier to compare with Bahrain and spot new pieces, but there are no really obvious changes. The power unit is also upgraded.
@@bayu: I think so. That will definitely be their target.
Ricciardo is on track on the medium tyres and searching for some space for a quick lap.
Ricciardo is still running the old nose, but a direct comparison with Kvyat would be unfair as he has had two heavily disrupted sessions.
Ricciardo goes 13th fastest and 2.246s off Hamilton's benchmark time.
The chequered flag is out
Stevens had a brief trip into the gravel at Turn 5 but manages to rallycross back on to the track.
@AntonyMakanza: Red Bull is expecting a big improvement with its updates and a Renault engine running on full song. I wouldn't be surprised to see them take the fight to Williams this weekend.
Hamilton finishes the session on top ahead of Vettel, Rosberg and Raikkonen. But you get the feeling we haven't seen the best of the Mercedes or anything close to it. You'll have to wait for FP3 and qualifying tomorrow for more, so make sure you join us then.