Fernando Alonso is back on the Formula 1 grid as he takes part in winter testing for Alpine in Bahrain, however the Spaniard revealed his cycling accident in Switzerland in February will require further surgery at season's end.
Alonso has already undergone surgery to repair the damage, and while more work will be needed, he doesn't expect it will affect his life on track.
"I don't expect any issues honestly," Alonso told RacingNews365.com and other members of the media. "I've been training for three or two weeks and [things] are absolutely normal. I've been in the simulator as well, Monday and Tuesday, so you know preparations weren't affected too much.
"I missed only a couple of marketing days and filming days which I was happy in a way. But yeah I feel fine, obviously.
"One thing is the professional side and driving side, which is 100 percent. On the personal side, obviously I will have to remove two titanium plates that I have on the upper jaw, that will be removed at the end of the season.
"So, there is still something going on after the championship finishes but, as I said, it will not affect my professional life."