Fernando Alonso says the only way to learn how big an impact the loss of FRIC suspension has been would be to run back-to-back comparisons.

Ferrari was again strong during Friday practice, with Alonso third quickest in FP1 but dropped to ninth in the second session with team-mate Kimi Raikkonen fourth. While Alonso said his Friday programme had not been affected by the removal of FRIC, he said any performance loss was unclear with every team having dropped the system.

"It's nice to be back racing at Hockenheim," Alonso said. "I've got fantastic memories of the last race here and I like the track a lot. Today, we concentrated on set-up to try and adapt to the temperatures, which are going to be extremely high all weekend.

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"I had no problems with either the Soft or Supersoft compounds and we just need to understand how they will behave in the race and what the weather could be like on Sunday.

"I don't think going away with FRIC changed much in terms of driving style and in order to have a clear picture you'd have to do a comparison with and without it, but running without it, we just have to adapt and be as well prepared as possible with what we have."