12:18 As a reminder for those wondering why the leaderboard is only showing nine cars – Sauber and Red Bull are yet to set a time today.
Adrian Sutil came to a smokey halt in the pit entry at the end of his installation lap first thing this morning.
Red Bull has had a couple of attempts at getting Sebastian Vettel on track, but the first attempt lasted half a lap and next time around he didn’t even make it out of the pitlane.
12:13 BEN ANDERSON tells us from trackside that Raikkonen ran wide through the esses a few moments ago, kicking up the dust.
He adds that the Mercedes looks good through the same section, although the Force India currently looks even better.