Grosjean was due to make two outings in a Mercedes W10 car, as proposed by team boss Toto Wolff after former driver Haas crashed at the Bahrain Grand Prix last year.
Grosjean was originally scheduled to hold a demonstration of the 2019 Mercedes car at the French Grand Prix from June 25-27, but this outing had to be canceled after the Paul Ricard race weekend was brought forward to this weekend. , which means that the event clashes with that of Grosjean. IndyCar commitments at Road America.
The French still had to go to Le Castellet for the opportunity to perform a private test with the Mercedes on June 29.
But that test has now been postponed due to France’s current COVID-19 countermeasures, which state Grosjean should have quarantined himself after traveling to France from the United States.
Mercedes announced on social media on Wednesday that Grosjean’s Mercedes test “has been postponed due to travel restrictions and quarantine requirements.”
The team added that they would look for a new test date later this year to give Grosjean a proper end to his F1 career, stating “we are committed to giving Romain his chance in a Mercedes F1 and we are working to reschedule the test later this summer. “
Grosjean, who last month won his first pole and his first IndyCar podium, said the idea of hosting a final F1 test came as he was recovering in hospital from the burns he suffered. suffered during the fiery accident at Sakhir.
“Well, that was all Toto,” Grosjean said on F1’s Beyond the Grid podcast. “You know, when I was in my hospital bed in Bahrain, someone was helping me open things on my cell phone, because I didn’t have any fingers to use.
“And then some friends said to me ‘Oh, Toto said you could test in a Mercedes if you don’t come back to Abu Dhabi.’ And I’m like, oh okay, that’s super cool.
“Obviously at the time I really liked it. But I wanted to come back to Abu Dhabi until one day it wasn’t going to happen. And then I went home, I had a bit of recovery and I finally got a call from Mercedes. “
He also added: “It’s an incredible chance. Just for a few things. I’m still a Formula 1 fan. I still watch the races. I drove it, but now I can drive the 2019 world champion car. , which in the end isn’t too far from the 2020, which was arguably the fastest Formula 1 car ever built.
“And I drive it with no pressure, without having a trial day to complete a few tests and follow a schedule and so on. Yes, we can have a schedule, but that’s more. [like] let’s go and have fun. “