@Mary-Paule: He did indeed. A real shame we may have seen the last of him in F1.
Grosjean has managed to get that Lotus into P12. For whatever reason, Grosjean is wearing a helmet completely covered in pictures of Matt LeBlanc this weekend. I'm not even lying.
Rosberg complains about a gearbox problem, an issue with his downshifts at the final corner.
Rosberg's last lap was a 1:44.254, Hamilton's a 1:44.713. Button's last lap a 1:44.578.
Hamilton also reporting a gear shift issue - going from fourth to fifth on the straight.
"I accidently touched the clutch pedal."
"Is it safe to continue?"
Exchange there from Rosberg and his pit wall.
Mercedes told him it was, by the way.
@Ron: Nope, good spot - paddle not pedal. Thanks petal.
The gap between Hamilton and Alonso in this session is 1.104s. The gap between Alonso and Gutierrez, in 17th, is just over that amount. Such a big advantage.
Alonso down to Grosjean are all within a second of each other - potentially setting up a very interesting Q2 and Q3.
Hamilton appears to have a problem and is told to box by Mercedes.
@Fényország: Yep. As he is likely to miss qualifying altogether with his imminent pit lane start, Red Bull was focusing on a high-fuel run in preparation for Sunday's race.
@mfbull: Indeed. One of my favourite actors, up there with Sir Michael of Caine.
@Mary-Paule: Thanks for joining us. Hope to see you back again.
Magnussen was lapping in the 1:44 bracket about ten laps ago on the soft tyre. He's now down to a 1:46s mark.
@Mary-Paule: I'm only 25.
Should give a shout out to Massa, whose qualifying time put him fifth, 1.3s off P1. Bottas half a second down on his team-mate.
@sahil: Alonso's last lap was in the 1:44s mark.
Massa's last lap, his seventh of this stint, a 1:45.550. The tyres are 13 laps old, however.
@RohitSheth: I'm available.
Only Vettel, Hamilton and Maldonado in the pit lane. Potential issues for Hamilton? His car has been stripped apart and it looks like his session could be over.
Mercedes seem to be paying a lot of attention to the right rear of Hamilton's car.