Sebastian Vettel doubts that removing FRIC played any role in the outcome of Friday's practices at Hockenheim.
This weekend all the teams dropped their FRIC systems after the FIA warned about possible protests having deemed it to be a movable part.
The decision, though, had absolutely no impact on the top two as once again Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg set the pace.
Right behind them was Daniel Ricciardo with the Australian just 0.103s off the pace while Vettel was eighth, a second down.
The German is confident he can close the gap overnight.
"I think we can improve from there for tomorrow," he said. "I don't think not having the FRIC suspension on the car made too much...
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