Romain Grosjean's take a look at in a Mercedes Formulation 1 automobile shall be going forward as quickly as the 2 events can decide on a date, Toto Wolff has made clear.
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Toto Wolff has burdened that Mercedes are “dedicated” to creating Romain Grosjean’s take a look at in one of many crew’s Formulation 1 automobiles a actuality sooner relatively than later.
Mercedes provided Grosjean a farewell F1 take a look at run after the Frenchman’s profession within the sport was minimize brief by a dramatic crash on the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix.
The outing was initially deliberate to coincide with the 2021 French GP weekend, however COVID-19 journey restrictions ended that try, with one other appropriate alternative but to come up for the 2 sides.
Whereas Mercedes concentrate on working by means of their early-season points in F1, Grosjean is tackling IndyCar full-time for the Andretti Autosport operation, with loads of clashes between the 2 calendars.
Mercedes and Wolff make F1 take a look at promise to Grosjean
Regardless of the plain challenges of finalising a brand new F1 take a look at date, Mercedes boss Wolff says there isn’t a much less need on his or the crew’s facet and promised Grosjean that the small print shall be labored out.
“The take a look at is gonna occur, for certain,” Wolff advised media, together with RacingNews365.com.
“We’re dedicated to it. We’ve not obtained a date but – what he can do and what we are able to do – however that is gonna occur.
“Once I give my phrase, I give my phrase.”
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Grosjean's seat match and particular helmet
Grosjean has already accomplished a seat becoming on the Mercedes manufacturing unit in Brackley and proven off a particular helmet for the take a look at.
Talking in a latest IndyCar press convention, he gave some extra background on the deliberate take a look at.
“I despatched a message to Toto after Abu Dhabi. Properly, I left a few
weeks [go by] after which I despatched a message to Toto, and he did reply,” stated Grosjean.
“He began, ‘Thanks’, after which the final sentence was, ‘We have to get you in that automobile this 12 months’.”
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