Schumacher ‘susceptible to simulator sickness’

Michael Schumacher is prone to suffering from some simulator sickness although this does not affect his performance in comparison to Mercedes GP team-mate Nico Rosberg, according to his team.

The seven-time World Champion lost out in raw pace terms to his younger compatriot in 2010 although the Brackley-based team is confident that his simulator performances are not to blame.

“Throughout his career, Michael from time to time has been susceptible to simulator sickness,” the squad is quoted as saying by BBC Sport.

“It hasn’t adversely affected Michael’s race preparation or competitiveness with regard to his team-mate.

“It has affected the length of time that he can spend on a simulator; this is a relatively common occurrence for many people in all fields of simulator activity, including military, aircraft and racing cars.”

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