Grosjean has Wolff’s word about Mercedes test

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Grosjean has Wolff’s word about Mercedes test

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has promised Romain Grosjean will nonetheless obtain his take a look at for the staff, saying he won’t return on his phrase.

Grosjean’s Formulation 1 profession was lower two races brief by a terrifying fireball crash on the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix whereas driving for Haas.

Fortunately, he escaped that scene with solely burns to his fingers, however that was his closing expertise of Formulation 1 as he was then dominated out of the ultimate two races he had been scheduled to contest earlier than leaving Haas and Formulation 1.

Grosjean although didn’t need that to be his final time behind the wheel of a Formulation 1 automobile, at which level Mercedes staff principal Toto Wolff stepped in with the provide of a take a look at run.

Sadly, a change to the calendar as a consequence of Covid meant it couldn’t happen on the 2021 French Grand Prix as deliberate, whereas the take a look at can’t occur at Paul Ricard in 2022 both as a consequence of one other conflict with Grosjean’s IndyCar commitments.

However Grosjean not too long ago mentioned at an IndyCar press convention he had messaged Wolff following the conclusion of the 2021 season, receiving a reply saying the plan is to get him within the automobile in 2022.

And now Wolff has confirmed Grosjean will certainly get the take a look at, as he had given his phrase and by no means goes again on that.

Grosjean has Wolff’s word about Mercedes test

“The take a look at will occur for positive,” mentioned Wolff, quoted by Autosport.

“We’ve dedicated to it. [We are seeing] what we will do and what he can do. However that’s going to occur. Once I give my phrase, I give my phrase.”

 

Grosjean does at the very least have already got his helmet able to go for the take a look at, having proven it throughout a video the place he appeared by means of his racing gear at residence.

“Everyone seems to be asking in regards to the Mercedes take a look at,” he mentioned within the video.

“Nicely, there’s the helmet. The take a look at hasn’t occurred but, however we’ve received a helmet prepared for it.”

 

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