Romain Grosjean says he is very keen to take up Toto Wolff's offer of testing the Mercedes at some point in the future.
The French driver had to prematurely say goodbye to the sport after enduring a serious accident at last season's Bahrain Grand Prix. Despite the magnitude of the impact, which split his Haas F1 car in two, Grosjean was able to walk away from the incident only suffering some burns to his hands. Those burns meant the Frenchman had to miss the final two races of the season in turn missing out on his swansong.
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff magnanimously offered Grosjean a chance to test one of his cars, an offer Grosjean is keen to take up.
“I'm still very keen on jumping in the Mercedes F1 car for sure," Grosjean told RacingNews365.com as well as other outlets.
"It's an offer that you cannot refuse, and just for me to have an understanding of the taste of that car and how it was working.
"At the minute, I think they're absolutely flat out in building the new car for the new season. So I won't phone Toto right now, but he can expect to get a phone call, eventually, and me ask him to have a go at it.
"The offer really touched me in a good way. I was surprised that it was such a natural way of going for it and obviously I would love to do it."