Romain Grosjean had his last stint in Formula 1 with Haas from 2016 to 2020. He left the team along with his teammate Kevin Magussen after the American F1 outfit decided to quit Michael sSchumacher and Nikita Mazepin the F1 seat before the 2021 season. The Frenchman is currently starting in the 2022 IndyCar season in the NTT IndyCar Series for Andretti Autosport.
The Frenchman didn’t get his best exit from the sport. Grosjean survived a horrific incident at his last Formula 1 race Bahrain Grand Prix 2020 when his car broke up midway and caught fire after hitting a metal guardrail on the first lap. Grosjean suffered minor burns but believes the halo saved his life. He did not compete in the last two races of the season and was replaced by Pietro Fittipaldi.
Mercedes offered Grosjean a farewell chance to drive the 2019 championship car, but that test was postponed. When asked about the status of the Mercedes test Toto Wolff insisted it has not been forgotten and that it will take place as soon as the team and riders were able to agree on a date.
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Toto Wolff on Romain Grosjean’s Mercedes test: The test will definitely take place, we have committed to it.
Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff previously promised Romain Grosjean a farewell to the sport after retiring from the sport in 2019. The Austrian handed the Frenchman a chance to drive the eight-time Constructors’ Championship winning car. The test appeared to have been put on hold, but curiosity about it was reignited recently when Romain Grosjean demonstrated the crash helmet he had specially prepared for it.
wolff said “Everyone asks about the Mercedes test. Well, there’s the helmet. The test has not yet taken place, but we have a helmet ready for it. The test will definitely take place, we have committed to it. [We are seeing] what we can do and what he can do. But that will happen. If I give my word, I give my word.”
The test was scheduled to take place at the 2021 French Grand Prix but had to be scrapped due to travel and quarantine restrictions imposed by the coronavirus epidemic. Grosjean has elected to race in IndyCar this season since leaving F1 in 2019 and Formula 1, with very strict in-season testing restrictions.
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