Alonso returns to Formula 1 after his disappointing spell with McLaren that was uncompetitive throughout his second spell with the team.
He is back with the outfit he won both of his world titles with in Alpine, formerly racing as Renault. Despite his time away from the series, Alonso said he wasn’t worried about his performance levels, highlighting his racing away from F1 as key.
“I don’t fear any particular challenge. Right now it is very competitive. So it’s something that we are aware of that we need to maximise and we need to find perfection every weekend if we want to score good points.
“Then another challenge not only for me, it’s going to be for everybody in the team and everybody in the paddock will be the 23 races.
“We have very talented people in the team. We have great designers, technicians. Some of the mechanics, they are still the same as my last time so that’s also a good touch of the old days as well, and a good atmosphere that we all want to repeat the success we had in the past.
“[There is] Very good spirit, very young talented people so, you know, we are in a nice organisation now so hopefully we can deliver.
“In terms of driving or intensive approach in the weekend working with the team, I think it should be quite smooth. I was not two years at home, I was racing every weekend, basically. So yeah, it should be fine.”