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Grosjean gets special test with Mercedes at French GP

Romain Grosjean will make a brief return to Formula One with a special one-off test for Mercedes exactly seven months after he escaped a fiery crash in Bahrain.

Mercedes announced yesterday that Grosjean will drive Lewis Hamilton’s 2019 championship-winning car at the French Grand Prix on June 27 before a full test day at Circuit Paul Ricard two days later. It fulfills a promise Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff made following Grosjean’s crash last November when the Frenchman drove for Haas. Grosjean pulled himself from the fiery wreckage and as he lay hospitalized, Wolff said he did not want that to be Grosjean’s final experience in F1. “The first I heard about the chance to drive a Mercedes was in my hospital bed in Bahrain when Toto was speaking to the media and made the invitation. Reading that news cheered me up a lot,” Grosjean said on Mercedes’ website. “F1 didn’t get the chance to race in France during 2020 because of COVID so driving a Mercedes at the French GP in 2021 and then completing a test at the Circuit Paul Ricard, my home track, will be so special.” Grosjean suffered serious burns to his hands that left visible scarring. He has since moved to IndyCar in the United States.


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