Sport news Romain Grosjean to make emotional return to Formula One EXACTLY seven months on from surviving his horror 140mph fireball crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix, as he's allowed to test for Mercedes in Lewis Hamilton's car Premierleague-News.com
Premierleague-News.com - The 35-year-old last stepped inside an F1 car back in November for the Bahrain Grand Prix, but it ended with a 140mph smash that split his car in half and the Frenchman was lucky to survive.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Romain Grosjean will make a sensational return to Formula One exactly seven months on from the horror crash that nearly killed him, after being given the opportunity to test for Mercedes at the French Grand Prix.The 35-year-old last stepped inside an F1 car back in November for the Bahrain Grand Prix, but it ended with a 140mph smash that split his car in half and the Frenchman was lucky to walk away with his life.In the days after the crash, Grosjean was adamant that he didn't want his final act in F1 to be the crash, and Mercedes boss Toto Wolff made the promise of a test session with his world-champion Mercedes team. Romain Grosjean will return to F1 in June to test for Mercedes at the French Grand Prix The 35-year-old's return to racing will come seven months after his horror crash in Bahrain Grosjean was lucky to escape after a 140mph crash saw his car explode into a fireball Grosjean posted a gruesome picture of the burns on his hand 11 days on from the crash RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton admits he might have been... The Formula One 2021 season gets underway THIS WEEKEND as... Mick Schumacher is proud to follow in his father's footsteps... Romain Grosjean's Formula One car explodes into fireball in... Share this article Share 51 shares And now Wolff has made good on that promise, signing Grosjean up for a one-off test at the end of June, at the ex-Haas driver's home Grand Prix in France.Grosjean will drive Lewis Hamilton's 2019 championship-winning W10 in a full-day test at Circuit Paul Ricard on June 29 - seven months to the day from his crash in Bahrain.Two days prior to that, he will also pilot the car for a series of demonstration laps around the same track, ahead of the French Grand Prix. Grosjean, who completed a seat fit and simulator session at Mercedes' factory in Brackley at the end of March, said of the news: 'I am so excited to jump back in an F1 car! The Frenchman (2R) somehow walked away but it was the end of his F1 career with Haas Stewards recover Grosjean's car in Bahrain, which was split in half by the horror crash Toto Wolff (left) has made good on his promise to offer Grosjean a test run with the champions In Decemeber, Grosjean was all smiles as he posed without medical dressing on his right hand'It will be a special opportunity for me and to drive a world championship-winning Mercedes will be a unique experience.'I'm very grateful to Mercedes F1 and to Toto for the opportunity.
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. Reading that news cheered me up a lot!'F1 didn't get the chance to race in France during 2020 because of Covid, so driving a Mercedes at the French Grand Prix in 2021 and then completing a test at the Circuit Paul Ricard, my home track, will be so special. I can't wait for the day to arrive.'Before November's crash, Grosjean's departure from Haas at the end of 2020 had been announced, but he would still have had two races at the end of the calendar, with Sakhir and Abu Dhabi still to come. Grosjean undergoes a seat fit with Mercedes at the end of March ahead of June's test run Grosjean was racing for Haas in 2020 but was released from his contract at the end of the year Stewards race to try and save the Frenchman from the flames on November 29, 2020The crash ended his season, and therefore his F1 career, early - leaving the Frenchman disappointed that his final moments in the car were clambering out of a fireball to safety. His car penetrated a metal barrier, split in two and erupted in flames before he made a miraculous escape, leaving viewers stunned to see him emerge from the flames and walk away.In the months since his recovery, Grosjean has announced a move to IndyCar, but insisted he would not race on the more dangerous ovals for the sake of his family after last year's crash.The ex-Haas driver will compete for Dale Coyne Racing in 13 road and street races on the US-based series' 17-round schedule. Grosjean will race Lewis Hamilton's 2019 championship-winning car (pictured in France) Hamilton won his sixth world title in the 2019 car, which Grosjean will drive at the end of June RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton admits he might have been... The Formula One 2021 season gets underway THIS WEEKEND as... Mick Schumacher is proud to follow in his father's footsteps... Romain Grosjean's Formula One car explodes into fireball in...
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