Williams should split Valtteri Bottas’s practice time between Bruno Senna and Pastor Maldonado’s cars.
Pictures from the paddock on Thursday in China including HRT’s new development driver and Sauber’s new sponsor.
Cool conditions and a spot of rain are on the cars for the third race of the year in China.
Lewis Hamilton’s run of pole positions is almost certain to end as he is set to be penalised five places on the grid for the Chinese Grand Prix.
Don’t miss any of the Chinese Grand Prix coverage this weekend – here are times for the live practice, qualifying and race coverage.
In the round-up: The BBC claim “a number of F1 teams” expect next week’s Bahrain Grand Prix to be cancelled.