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Live Reporting

By Gary Rose

All times stated are UK

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    Low track and air temperatures now, which explains the lack of running.

    Some journalists use the lull in activity as an opportunity to interview the drivers not taking part in the session.

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    The on-track hokey cokey continues with Daniel Ricciardo the only driver on the circuit at the moment.

  3. Latest times

    1) Ricciardo (Red Bull) 1:20.179 Medium 85 laps

    2) Bottas (Mercedes) - 1:20.349 Medium 58 laps

    3) Raikkonen (Ferrari) - 1:20.506 Soft 80 laps

    4) Hulkenberg (Renault) - 1:20.547 Medium 73 laps

    5) Alonso (McLaren) 1:21.327 Super-soft 40 laps

    6) Sainz (Renault) 1:22.168 Soft 26 laps

    7) Hamilton (Mercedes) - 1:22.327 Medium 25 laps

    8) Hartley (Toro Rosso) 1:22.371 Soft 93 laps

    9) Stroll (Williams) 1:22.452 Soft 46 laps

    10) Grosjean (Haas) 1:22.578 Soft 54 laps

    11) Ericsson (Sauber) 1:23.408 Soft 63 laps

    12) Mazepin (Force India) 1:25.628 Medium 22 laps

    13) Sirotkin (Williams) 1:44.148 Soft 21 laps

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    Fernando Alonso is also back out.

    Suddenly we've gone from a quiet drive in the countryside to the M6 at rush hour.

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    Brendon Hartley has also fired up the Honda engine in the Toro Rosso and joined Carlos Sainz on the track.

    Hartley is nine laps away from 100 for the day.

    Happy days for Honda.

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    Now then. No hope followed by disappointment this time as Carlos Sainz does one lap... and another... and another! He's sticking around as he improves with 1:22.168. That takes him up to sixth.

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    Carlos Sainz you wonderful human!

    The Spaniard has broken the silence and gone out in the Renault.

    Just the 20 laps for Sainz so far this afternoon with his time of 1:22.621 the 10th quickest of the day.

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    Kimi Raikkonen puts in the briefest of appearances before heading back in. Track silent again.

    But then Sergey Sirotkin heads back out... but only for one lap. Track silent once again.

    Can anyone provide a GIF that expresses hope quickly followed by disappointment? That's how I'm feeling right now with these fleeting appearances.

  10. Which one is which?

    I think we can all empathise with Chris on this one!

    Especially as my eyesight isn't particularly dazzling...

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    An orange car has made way for a red car as Fernando Alonso's McLaren comes in while Kimi Raikkonen's Ferrari heads back out.

    Alonso's times were not great in the ultra-softs as he failed to improve on the 1:21.327 he did on the super-softs.

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    Just one car on the track - Fernando Alonso's McLaren which is now on the ultra-soft compound of tyre.

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    Honda-powered cars managed just 425 laps across the entire eight days in testing last year. They are already on 90 on day one so well on course to surpass that total.

  14. Latest times

    1) Ricciardo (Red Bull) 1:20.179 Medium

    2) Bottas (Mercedes) - 1:20.349 Medium

    3) Raikkonen (Ferrari) - 1:20.506 Soft

    4) Hulkenberg (Renault) - 1:20.547 Medium

    5) Alonso (McLaren) 1:21.327 Super-soft

    6) Hamilton (Mercedes) - 1:22.327 Medium

    7) Hartley (Toro Rosso) 1:22.371 Soft

    8) Stroll (Williams) 1:22.452 Soft

    9) Grosjean (Haas) 1:22.578 Soft

    10) Sainz (Renault) 1:23.070 Medium

    11) Ericsson (Sauber) 1:23.408 Soft

    12) Mazepin (Force India) 1:25.628 Medium

    13) Sirotkin (Williams) 1:44.148 Soft