Romain Grosjean has provided an update on his private testing session with Mercedes.
After Grosjean was unable to compete in the final two races of the 2020 season after his horrifying crash at the Bahrain GP, Toto Wolff promised him an opportunity to drive a Mercedes car. The session was scheduled right ahead of the 2021 French GP but had to be postponed due to travel restrictions.
The Frenchman confirmed that they are still planning to have a session.
“I sent a message to Toto after Abu Dhabi. I let a few weeks go by and then I sent a message to Toto and he did reply and it started ‘thank you’ and then the last sentence was ‘we need to get you in that car this year’. So yes, it’s still on the cards.”
Grosjean also admitted that it would not happen at the French GP as it clashes with his IndyCar schedule.
“This year, I cannot go at the French Grand Prix because we’re racing in Iowa the same weekend. But definitively, yes, Mercedes is keen to do it, I am keen to do it, even though my neck would be dying because I’ve lost part of the muscle there.
“But yes, we still want to do it and if it happens, great, but the main focus is now trying to win races with Andretti.”