Most drivers feel sick in simulators - Schumacher

Michael Schumacher insists he is not the only driver who suffers from motion sickness at the wheel of simulators. A major story broke last week suggesting that Schumacher's limited time in Mercedes' Brackley simulator could explain his struggle to...

Michael Schumacher insists he is not the only driver who suffers from motion sickness at the wheel of simulators.

A major story broke last week suggesting that Schumacher's limited time in Mercedes' Brackley simulator could explain his struggle to keep up with Nico Rosberg after returning to F1.

But little coverage was given to former drivers including Martin Brundle and Alex Wurz who said they also feel sick when using simulators.

"I think almost all the drivers that I know have had it (motion sickness)," agreed Schumacher, in conversation with Telegraph Sport.

"When we had our first simulator at Ferrari I had exactly this feeling already so it's nothing to do with age. People get used to it by going through certain processes," he added.

Schumacher revealed that Rosberg also had problems with the Mercedes simulator in 2010, and played down the usefulness of the technology.

"As far as I understand there are some other top teams that have a simulator but make very little use of it," said the German.

"For us drivers the main benefit of them would be to get used to a track. But for me personally that has never been an issue. I don't see the big advantage of them," added Schumacher.

Mercedes' new state-of-the-art simulator is not expected to be up and running until next year.

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Series FORMULA 1
Drivers Michael Schumacher , Alexander Wurz , Martin Brundle , Nico Rosberg
Teams Ferrari , Mercedes