Alpine’s Fernando Alonso doesn’t think the adaptation to the new Formula 1 cars this season will be a difficult task.

The Spaniard stated that he doesn’t expect the preparation to be any different from the previous years: Simulator work, winter testing, and adaptation through the first races.

Alonso believes the bigger impact will come from the performance of the cars themselves, something which will dictate the racing and results on the track.

“I don’t think that it is going to be any different, honestly,” Alonso said. “I think it will depend more on the performance of our cars and working on the simulator, working on winter testing, and eventually, after three or four races you are on top of the car, on top of the regulations, and after that, it’s just the performance of the cars that will dictate the results you get.

“So in terms of adaptation, I don’t think it will be a big difference – it’s just some hard work, or harder than any other winter because we will have to spend a little bit more time in the simulator and together with the team.”

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