Sick note for Schuey as Di Resta waits

LESS THAN 24 hours before Bathgate’s Paul di Resta is confirmed as a Formula One Force India racer for 2011, it’s worth noting that even the best struggle in the sport; seven-times world champ Michael Schumacher has to combat bouts of sickness when preparing for grands prix in the Mercedes simulator, writes Jim McGill.

During his successful years at Ferrari, the German maestro was able to test to his heart’s content at the team’s private track at Fiorano. But since the F1 testing allowance was reduced to 15,000km in 2009 and a ban on in-season testing introduced, most teams have been forced to rely on simulators to prepare for grands prix.

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