Max Chilton feels his driving style will suit the demands of endurance racing and says he's noticed a number of similarities between the World Endurance Championship and Formula 1.

The British driver has spent the past two years competing for Marussia in Formula 1 but after the team fell into financial administration his racing career was thrown into the unknown. As a result, Chilton opted to run dual seasons in IndyCar Lights with Carlin and in the World Endurance Championship as part of Nissan's debut year returning to LMP1 competition.

Despite the Nissan NISMO squad delaying its much-anticipated entrance to the WEC stage until next month's Le Mans 24 Hour, Chilton has been getting to grips with the change of environment compared to his Formula 1 days.

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"There has been a lot of talk comparing both championships and how similar they are with similar hybrid systems, a hell of a lot of downforce and big teams with similar sized budgets," Chilton told Crash.net. "The paddocks look just as professional. So in the scheme of things they are not that different when the race all over the world."

Chilton is preparing to make his Le Mans debut next month and feels it is one of the three greatest races on the planet, on par with the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix and the Indianapolis 500.

The 24-year-old says he is likely to be suited to racing at Le Mans because of its high-attrition rate, something he has a particular strength in after becoming the only Formula 1 driver to finish every Grand Prix in his rookie season.

"The biggest difference is sharing the car with someone. It is something I have been getting used to and it suits my driving style. I always try to bring the car home as much as I can which I think also suits my driving style for Le Mans."

Chilton joins an ambitious project by the Nissan NISMO squad who is set to compete with a front-wheel drive car which is unprecedented in the modern LMP1 Hybrid engine era. Even though the Reigate-born driver has experience with the energy recovery systems from his time in Formula 1, the front-wheel setup will be a new experience.

"The transition hasn't been too bad," he said. "When I first heard about the idea of the car [front-wheel drive] and the way it was engineered I probably pulled a face like everyone else did.

"Once I got behind the wheel of the car it didn't really drive any different. There is a bit of understeer under power but I haven't had to adapt my driving style so I don't think it's been too bad. But I haven't raced in it yet so come back to me after Le Mans and I might give you another answer."