Fernando Alonso admits missing FP2 is set to make the rest of his Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend very difficult.

On his second lap in the afternoon session, Alonso parked his Ferrari exiting Turn 19 and didn't return to the track. With qualifying and the race taking place at 1700 local time, FP2 is the only session to take place in the same conditions and Alonso conceded he would not be well prepared when taking to the track in qualifying.

"It was a real shame losing the opportunity to take part in the second free practice session here at Yas Marina, as it's the only chance to get an idea of how things will really go this weekend," Alonso said. "On my second lap, the car just stopped unexpectedly and even though the marshals did their best to push the car back to the pits in time to get it back out on track, the work took the mechanics longer than expected.

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"In the first session, we managed to complete our programme and the car behaved as expected, but the temperature, much hotter than it will be in qualifying and the race, means the data we acquired is not that relevant.

"For the same reason, tomorrow's third session won't be that useful and that means the first lap to match conditions in qualifying and the race, in the dark in the afternoon, will be the first lap in Q1. We definitely won't be that well prepared but all the same, we will try our best as usual."