Rosberg knows it for sure: ''Drivers who sim race will soon have an advantage''

08-06-2020 11:13
Rosberg knows it for sure: ''Drivers who sim race will soon have an advantage''

Formula 1 will finally start again at the beginning of July and that means that the drivers can get ready for the start of the season. According to Nico Rosberg, the simulator is now the greatest friend of any driver.

Simracing can help

''If I was still racing, I'd be in the simulator for as many hours as possible every day. I'm sure it'll help you work on your skills. Take Roger Federer. If he wouldn't train for five months, do you think he can play his first race at a high level?'', Rosberg said during the broadcast of the virtual Grand Prix of Azerbaijan.

''I think that the simulator ensures that you maintain a certain level and maybe even improve a little. It will be interesting to see how people come out of the break. Will the drivers who have done a lot of sim racing really have an advantage later on? I think so'', says the former world champion.

Drivers out of shape

Normally Formula 1 drivers have a winter test to get back in after the winter break, but there won't be one this season. That test has already been done in February and will not be repeated before the first race in Austria. According to Rosberg that makes a big difference for the drivers who don't practice in between.

''I can still remember the first few laps after a winter break. You just notice that you're not mentally ready for that speed and everything that comes in at the same time. You just feel rusty. The drivers will completely feel that after this huge break and so it's good that they try to do as much as possible to get themselves ready'', concludes Rosberg.

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