Romain Grosjean’s Formula One career was cut short after he had a horrifying, fiery crash in Bahrain which prevented him from contesting the final two grand prix of 2020.
At the time of the crash, the Haas F1 Team had already announced that the Frenchman would not be driving for them in 2021.
In the wake of the incident, Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff publicly offered to organise a farewell test for Grosjean with the Silver Arrows – and the former Haas driver has now revealed that he has already been in touch with the Austrian regarding his offer.
“Yes, yes he has. I’ve had a phone call with them and we are finalising the plan,” Grosjean said on Twitch when asked if Wolff had reached out to him.
“I think it’s going to be mega,” he added.
Grosjean also commented on who he thinks will be the standout rookie of 2021; surprisingly, he didn’t go for one of Haas’ new drivers.
Instead, he singled out Yuki Tsunoda, who will drive for Scuderia AlphaTauri, as one to watch this upcoming season.
“2021 rookie of the year will definitely be Yuki Tsunoda,” Grosjean said.
“To me he is very talented, a very cool guy, so I see good things for him in Formula 1.”
As for who he believes will win the 2021 Drivers’ Championship, Grosjean’s pick is difficult to argue against.
“Lewis Hamilton 2021 World Champion, that would be my prediction,” the Frenchman predicted.