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Romain Grosjean to make emotional return to F1 seven months on from horror crash at Bahrain Grand Prix as Mercedes boss Toto Wolff makes good on his promise to offer ex-Haas driver chance to test at French Grand Prix Romain Grosjean was lucky to survive a 140mph crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix Seven months on, he will return to F1 to test for Mercedes at French Grand Prix Grosjean was gifted opportunity by Toto Wolff, who made a promise last year The 35-year-old will drive Lewis Hamilton's 2019 Mercedes at Circuit Paul Ricard

By Ben Nagle for MailOnline

Published: 08:23 BST, 5 May 2021 | Updated: 08:30 BST, 5 May 2021


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.

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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.

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

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