Lewis Hamilton held his advantage over Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg in FP2, although just 0.083s separated the two title contenders on Friday evening in Abu Dhabi.

McLaren’s Kevin Magnussen was just over half a second down in third, with Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel edging Williams’ Valtteri Bottas for fourth. Fernando Alonso failed to set a time after his Ferrari rolled to a halt early on.