“The training of the neck, you can do as many elastics [as you want] at home, but you can never replicate the real car so I need as many laps as possible.”
Alonso walked away from F1 in 2018 after enduring a difficult second stint with McLaren but the two-time champion remained confident he will be up to pace from the first race of the year.
He added: “Honestly, I expect to be straight up to speed. But I am aware of the challenge that maybe I will face in the first couple of races, not only on pure speed but also on procedures but also on steering wheel commands. Things that are new to me.
“I will need some time.
“I am aware that maybe I will struggle a little bit but I want to think that it will not happen.”
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