Despite facing the tight confines of the Hypercar, Schumacher remains undeterred, acknowledging the unique demands this thrilling racing category presents. Beyond his WEC pursuits, the German sensation is also slated to continue serving as a reserve F1 driver for Mercedes.
Schumacher's initiation into the Hypercar world unfolded at the Jerez circuit in Spain during a test session in October last year. And although the Alpine team welcomed him post-test, Schumacher insists that the experience wasn't the sole factor in his decision to shift gears towards WEC.
Schumacher: It's very different
"It is a very different car to drive,” Schumacher said. “I'm not going to lie, it feels very heavy, it feels very different and such.
“Maybe sometimes a bit claustrophobic as well, because it's the first time for me that I don't see my tyres, it's the first time that I don't get the wind in my face.
“It was obviously very different, but I wouldn't necessarily say it was the deciding factor. I was already at that point that I wanted to commit to this if I didn’t get any chance in Formula 1.
“Just because as I said, you have so many manufacturers jumping into that right now.”
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