Alonso relaxed after hot Friday

Friday 18-July-2014 19:19

Fernando Alonso says he had no issues with the supersoft Pirelli tyres despite finishing a second off the pace in practice.

Although the Ferrari driver was the closest challenger to the Mercedes duo in FP2, he fell off the pace when the drivers swapped to the supersofts in the afternoon's session.

Clocking a 1:19.329 on a sweltering hot Hockenheimring, Alonso was 0.988s off the pace set by Lewis Hamilton on the supersoft tyres.

But despite the deficit, the Spaniard says there was nothing wrong.

"Today, we concentrated on set-up to try and adapt to the temperatures, which are going to be extremely high all weekend," he explained.

"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."

The double World Champion also weighed in on the loss of FRIC, which is expected to impact some teams more than others.

"I don't think going away with FRIC changed much in terms of driving style," he said.

"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."

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