Alonso: No concerns about return

Date published: May 7 2015

Fernando Alonso insists he has "no concerns" about returning to the scene of the testing accident that kept him out of the car for a month.

The last time Alonso put in a lap at Circuit de Barcelona, he crashed into a wall at the exit of Turn 3 and spent three nights in a local hospital suffering concussion like symptoms.

As a result, he not only had to sit out the final pre-season test but also missed the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

Alonso, though, is adamant he has no issues about racing his MP4-30 at the track in this weekend Spanish GP.

"I have no concerns," he said in Thursday's press conference.

"That accident happened three months ago and unfortunately it was a little bit longer to recover and the impact was a little bit unlucky and it took me one month out of the car."

"But [I am] coming back here with full confidence and full motivation to do well and to perform and deliver a good result in front of the home crowd."

As for his prospects at his home grand prix, Alonso is confident in his MP4-30 and its Honda engine there is the potential to fight at the very front.

That, though, won't happen this weekend in Spain as he says it could yet take "some months" to achieve.

"I think the car has the potential to perform at the top level, if we had everything together.

"We have a very complex package with the power unit and the philosophy of the car, and new arrivals like Peter Prodromou have changed the philosophy of the car.

"Right now we are putting all the pieces together to have a good package in the future, even if we have to sacrifice some months now.

"I really think that we have the potential to fight with the top teams in the future."

The 33-year-old added that he is "enjoying the challenge.

"We started at the bottom and we are climbing the mountain and doing it quicker than everyone expected."