Fernando Alonso believes the balance of power in the midfield will shift between races as different tracks suit different cars.
The Bahrain Grand Prix was a tough weekend for Alpine, with Alonso retiring from the race after debris became lodged in his brake duct.
Up until the point his brakes went, Alonso had looked in contention for a low points scoring position after qualifying in the top ten and enjoying some early race duels.
"I think it's gonna be very, very close in the midfield," Alonso said after the race to media, including RacingNews365.com.
"[At a] couple of weekends, I think it's gonna be better for some teams, maybe the next weekend, you have a better layout for a different team than than the week before. So I think we will be in that mix."
With Alpine struggling for outright pace in Bahrain, Alonso believes there's no reason to worry and that their form will turn around depending on the venue.
"I'm optimistic that we can have a good season, especially at some weekends I'm sure that it will play into our favour.
"I was happy to race today so close to the McLarens in the first stint, in front of one Ferrari, and behind the other one, and I felt competitive in that group.
"If you look at qualifying, Leclerc was six tenths in front of us. But today, we were in that mix in the first stint.
"So I think there are positives to take from the race. And I think we have to be confident that we will have some good weekends before later."