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Romain Grosjean

Grosjean reveals special helmet for upcoming Mercedes test

The former Haas driver is still waiting to test a Mercedes F1 car, as promised by Toto Wolff, and has a special one-off helmet ready for the event.

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Romain Grosjean has revealed the one-off helmet he has ready and waiting for his promised Mercedes test, despite no date having been confirmed for his F1 swansong.

Mercedes offered the Frenchman a test session driving one of their cars after his F1 career was cut short by a horrific crash at the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix.

The test was due to take place around the 2021 French Grand Prix weekend but, due to Covid travel restrictions, it never went ahead.

Grosjean is still waiting patiently for his chance to drive one of Lewis Hamilton's famous cars and is ready for Toto Wolff's call.

"I know everyone is asking about the Mercedes test. Well, here is the helmet," said Grosjean, showing the one-off helmet to his YouTube audience.

"The test hasn't happened yet, but we've got a helmet ready for it."

The latest on Grosjean's Mercedes test

Grosjean last provided an update on his promised Mercedes test back in January, telling IndyCar reporters that Wolff remains keen to get the test done this year.

The former Haas racer is now living in the United States and competes full-time in IndyCar for Andretti, offering only a few windows of opportunity for Mercedes to get the test done.

He has already had a seat fit with the team at their Brackley F1 base.

Speaking during an IndyCar press conference, the Frenchman said: "I sent a message to Toto after Abu Dhabi. Well, I left a couple of weeks [go by] and then I sent a message to Toto, and he did reply.

"He started, 'Thank you', and then the last sentence was, 'We need to get you in that car this year'."

Grosjean offers his verdict on Mercedes' struggles

Speaking on his YouTube channel, Grosjean offered his verdict on Mercedes' challenging start to the new season.

The Frenchman is confident that the team will find the cure for their issues but has conceded that there is plenty of work ahead of them.

"Mercedes are such a great team that, even when they have a very hard weekend, they are up there," he continued.

"They definitely have a lot of work to do on the Mercedes side, but I am not worried, I am sure they are going to be back up there.

"They'll push as hard as they can, send parts at the last minute, and try to get stronger in Melbourne."

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