Romain Grosjean’s private test with Mercedes will still go ahead next month despite the French Grand Prix’s date change.
The race at the Circuit Paul Ricard was moved forward a week to accommodate an Austrian double-header following the postponement of the Turkish Grand Prix.
Grosjean was scheduled to take part in two runs with the reigning world champions in the 2019-spec W10 car – the first being a demo run at the French Grand Prix, before a separate test at the track.
However, the F1 race in France now clashes with his IndyCar commitments at Road America, meaning his demo run in the car has been called off.
Mercedes has clarified that his private test will still go ahead on June 29, in between the two Austria rounds.
Grosjean’s test outing has come about after his F1 career was ended early following an enormous crash at Bahrain last year.
The Frenchman recently visited Mercedes’ factory for a seat fitting and to familiarise himself with the car, which took Mercedes to both world championships in 2019.
At his first two IndyCar races with Dale Coyne Racing, the 35-year-old claimed a 10th and a 13th place finish at Barber and St. Petersburg respectively.