Don't worry, if you're just glancing at that image below - Hamilton's tyres aren't on fire. That is a nifty little thermal image from FOM.
Grosjean spins through the Esses and comes to a stop on the tarmac. Looks like he just turned in too much and clouted the second apex. "Are you sure things are working properly?" Grosjean asks.
Well, if Rosberg can race under the German flag, I suppose Hamilton can too....
@ALessandro17: Force India certainly has one of the best driver line-ups of the current grid. Not a lot of teams who would pass up the chance to sign Hulkenberg in an ideal scenario, I'd wager.
There's been a definite improvement in F1's social media useage this year. It's still pretty lacking compared to other sport's, but it's a start.
The orange on that McLaren looks lovely.
@farrugiamaths: McLaren has been offering up its sidepod sponsorship space to different sponsors this year, as its hunt for a title sponsor continues.
Used the word 'sponsors' far too many times in that sentence. Try and say it quickly, I dares ya.
Magnussen the first man to start a lap on the soft tyre. Gutierrez and the Force Indias out on the yellow-striped rubber now too. Expect the timing screens to jump around a bit now.
Vettel also out on track on the soft tyre. We'll see soft runs from here on out I imagine.
@Billy: We at ESPN aim to please.
@Ron: I think their livery will just be a giant mural of Alonso's face and beard.
Gutierrez leaps up to fourth, but that's on the soft tyre so not a sudden leap up the pecking order from Sauber.
Hulkenberg improves by just over a second on his prime tyre, moving him up to fourth - still seven tenths off Rosberg's fastest medium tyre lap. Earlier in the season, that used to shock us, now we just accept it as the norm.
Vettel's fastest medium tyre run was a 1:44.787,but he can only improve by two tenths on the soft tyre, so possibly an issue for the world champion.
Everyone out on track is on the soft tyres, with Ricciardo moving into second - but still three tenths off Rosberg's medium run. Ricciardo went purple in the final sector. Rosberg begins his first flying lap on softs.
Rosberg appears to lift slightly through the Esses. That first sector looks like a bit of a handful with these cars.
@Salman: From Sochi? Yes. He has a five-place grid penalty.
@Mary-Paule: Who knows. I think he's someone who has not been too ruined by the PR-heavy world of professional sports these days - he's just himself.
Rosberg lowers the benchmark to 1:39.088. Hamilton on a quick lap of his own, going purple and then green through first two sectors.
Hamilton crosses the line just 0.053s behind Rosberg.
Vettel still not getting any improvement down there, he's down in 18th.
@Yas: Maurice Hamilton suggested similar on ESPNF1 not long ago. It's not completely out of the question.
@Mary-Paule: He does, though I'm not sure how fluently. I've heard him speak snippets of it in media sessions and, as I can speak some Italian, he doesn't have much of an accent.