Bahrain day one – live

13:05 Another improvement for Vettel as he gets down to a 1m40.224s, moving him up to P5.

13:03 He’s not the only one improving as we enter the final 90 minutes of running – both Alonso and Vettel have found some time as well.

13:02 Straight out of the box, Hulkenberg sets a new benchmark, trimming almost a tenth of a second off of his previous best.

13:02 The session is alive again, and we have Hulkenberg, Sutil, Alonso, Vettel and Magnussen all on track. That’s the most cars we’ve had on track at once all day.

12:55 According to the timing screens, Kvyat stopped in the middle sector of the lap, and his car was brought back to the pits around 10 minutes later.

12:51 This delay is a good chance to bring to your attention a story from Formula 1 support series GP2.