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Grosjean's F1 'comeback' with Mercedes explained 

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Romain Grosjean will step back into a Formula 1 car for the first time since his Bahrain fireball accident when he gets a chance to demo a 2019 Mercedes at the French Grand Prix, and then spend a full day testing it in the days after the race. It's a great gesture from Mercedes, but given Grosjean never raced for the team in F1, why has the world champion team been the one to step up to offer Grosjean this special chance? Scott Mitchell explains how this came together

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Someone
Someone Πριν 17 ώρες
Imagine if he crashes it 💀😂
Paul Watson
Paul Watson Πριν 4 ημέρες
Love to see Romain Back in F1
Ray 832
Ray 832 Πριν 5 ημέρες
Is the crash the only reason he left? How is he suddenly in Indycar? Why is he not in F1 anymore? Can someone please give me a quick summary?
Crisss Sontay
Crisss Sontay Πριν 6 ημέρες
The jobless creator holly doubt because tights fittingly squeal along a aboriginal odometer. three, sour comparison
Jared Garthe
Jared Garthe Πριν 13 ημέρες
I'm not a mercedes fan, but the fact that they did this for him and Renault his old team wouldnt, just shows you the class that Toto and the whole mercedes crew has and that the Renault crew are a bunch of tool bags.
Florian Walter
Florian Walter Πριν 21 ημέρα
What about those bright yellow mirror mountings?
Redskies453
Redskies453 Πριν 22 ημέρες
I don't know what RoGro did to that car man, but it is fuuuuuucked. I think he sucked the spirit out of it to get that Indy pole.
Toto Lopez
Toto Lopez Πριν 22 ημέρες
Thank you all.
KALEB PESTANO
KALEB PESTANO Πριν 26 ημέρες
I feel bad for Romain Grojean I mean he shouldn't have gone out like I think that would Daniil Kvyat's fault for putting him into the barrier no wonder why his family wanted him to leave F1 to go to IndyCar... :(
Kale
Kale Πριν 26 ημέρες
i admit i always made fun of grosjean and his crashes but seeing him in Indycar and how well he is performing, Im so happy he is getting that merc test massive respect to the merc team an Toto, i would love to see Romain in F1 again with a top or mid field team.
C.K. Griff
C.K. Griff Πριν 27 ημέρες
Aww the f1 driver aftaid of ovals? Nothing new???
Tanstin1
Tanstin1 Πριν 27 ημέρες
Seeing Grosjean wearing Mercedes colors feels like a fever dream
jimkhana007
jimkhana007 Πριν μήνα
What if Grossjean drives that well and impresses Merc that they bin off Bottas and Russell and offer him the 2022 seat, What if... 🤔
Jaedo Oh
Jaedo Oh Πριν μήνα
i want him to come back
Malik Martin
Malik Martin Πριν μήνα
I can't understand why no one picked up Kevin Magnussen
o0motorhead0o
o0motorhead0o Πριν μήνα
Toto was just testing out Bottas's replacement 🤣
Amine Kouki
Amine Kouki Πριν μήνα
I LOVE thischannel. But you gotta stop telling me to hit the like button.
TGG HD
TGG HD Πριν μήνα
I really applaud Toto for seeing beyond a lot of things....to be able to realise the importance for Romain and to take the time and resources to allow such a driver to exit F1 in one of the best F1 cars in history. Massive, massive, respect and admiration to Toto for this.
Tyler Moore
Tyler Moore Πριν μήνα
Mercedes just payed the costs of the test forward with goodwill & good karma. Again outsmarting the rest of F1
Emmanuel Gonzalez-Soto
Emmanuel Gonzalez-Soto Πριν μήνα
For any fans thinking this means he will come back be real, it’s Mercedes, they have Hamilton, Bottas, are trying to snag Verstappen, and have Russell waiting in the wings. Romain is happy in Indycar fully committed. As cool as this would be, Grosjean rising from the ashes for another F1 run, it’s also unrealistic
Debrooker
Debrooker Πριν μήνα
Bottas, better pull his socks up
Peter Harman
Peter Harman Πριν μήνα
Full marks to Mercedes and toto wolfe for arranging this and the very very best of luck to romain in whatever he chooses, me I would love to see him in an f1 car again but only a good one and also in the Le Mans 24 hour in a decent car I believe he could win it 🕊✌🏻
jfv65
jfv65 Πριν μήνα
What an incredibly nice offer by Toto to make this happen. Respect for that. I'm convinced Grosjean will deliver some excellent laptimes.
Stephan Bauer
Stephan Bauer Πριν μήνα
Ich glaube Toto Wolf kann Deutsche nicht leiden.
mike butler
mike butler Πριν μήνα
Wolf and Mercedes are a Class Act.Grosjean's exit from F1 is sad but Mercedes and Wolf's offer is an EPIC gesture.
Edward Broderick
Edward Broderick Πριν μήνα
Glad to see Mercedes show the class they have to do this for Romain. Well done!!!!!!!!
RACECAR
RACECAR Πριν μήνα
Ironically, that last podium he got back in 2015 at Spa was when the car he was driving had a Mercedes Engine. Wonder how many people remember that..
Judge Giant
Judge Giant Πριν μήνα
Toto Wolf, first class.
Dave Benson
Dave Benson Πριν μήνα
VERY VERY CL|ASSY MB and Toto...
Nino Ellison
Nino Ellison Πριν μήνα
What a humane and gentlemanly gesture from MB. Demonstrates genuinely kindness & integrity. Love that!
John Dymowski
John Dymowski Πριν μήνα
The Wolf was Gracious!! Thank you...
o k
o k Πριν μήνα
Por algo mercedes es el mejor del mundo.. gran corazón Toto 💪🏿 cualquiera pudo haber tenido un gesto similar pero solo 1 lo tuvo
o k
o k Πριν μήνα
Tapabocas de niña pequeña detected..
Matthew McKenzie
Matthew McKenzie Πριν μήνα
Finally he will have a chance to show how good he really is 👍
Indy and Jazmin
Indy and Jazmin Πριν μήνα
Let's see, favorite Grosjean memory in F1, could it be the first time he was ejected mid season from F1? Yep, hands down that's my favorite memory involving Grossjeans in F1. Kudos for Mercedes giving RG a final run in a top tier Formula 1 championship winning car. Huge respect for Mr. Wolfe and Mercedes as well, good on all of Ya!!
Ray Smith
Ray Smith Πριν μήνα
I fail to see what Romain taking a ride in a 2 year old Mercedes has to do with anything of substance.,
CAP 61
CAP 61 Πριν μήνα
I never really liked him much as a driver. But this is a great gesture on behalf of Mercedes and Toto to give him his last Hoorah. No one's career should end so abruptly as his did. He gets to walk away on his terms now. I'm sure he'll be smiling from ear to ear. Especially driving a top of the line F1 car. Best ride he will ever have. One last drive!
krsslim
krsslim Πριν μήνα
Coming from anyone else but Toto you would think it's just a PR move, Toto's the man.
Senna 1993
Senna 1993 Πριν μήνα
Did he crash it .? 😂
Ad Ri
Ad Ri Πριν μήνα
worst f1 driver ever, sorry.
vito giacalone
vito giacalone Πριν μήνα
Sportsmanship at its best! Chapeau ti the Merc management
WayneJordan
WayneJordan Πριν μήνα
Be real Lewis is the one who set this up
Ann O Grady
Ann O Grady Πριν μήνα
I think my favorite memory from romaine is , if I have the story right, haas, were running two specs in their engines, romain I remember asked them to go back to the Australian spec was better and he was proved right, I remember he saying In the interviews, the old girl, he loved that Australian spec car,
tomi feticu
tomi feticu Πριν μήνα
I don't know maybe I'm bad but this guy is not F1 driver. check by years how many times he almost kill somebody, is not fair . he has sponsors. sorry. better go out
Amank Studio
Amank Studio Πριν μήνα
Crasher ☹️
Jose Diaz
Jose Diaz Πριν μήνα
What's the over/under for which lap he'll crash the car?
Blasphemous sim racer on a controller
1:11 It's the Yarp guy from Hot Fuzz.
Sean Vedell
Sean Vedell Πριν μήνα
That was a classy move by Mercedes. Top marks.
PETER FORDHAM
PETER FORDHAM Πριν μήνα
Great gesture from Toto and the Mercedes team. Romain will no doubt appreciate the experience after that horrendous crash, one he would no doubt have perished from not so long ago. This will no doubt help him recover from the undoubted psychological effects. Good stuff all round.
Bill James
Bill James Πριν μήνα
That was a very grand gesture from Wolff. So giving of respect to a former competitor.
DespizedICON
DespizedICON Πριν μήνα
He is great at driving even better at spinning and causing wrecks. The voice over guy is also great at eating food.
mike
mike Πριν μήνα
Well done Renault to show your true face.
AFTERBURNER119 !
AFTERBURNER119 ! Πριν μήνα
Hate Mercedes….. but complete class on this one
Ben Cooper
Ben Cooper Πριν μήνα
This is a nice touch but I am confident he will crash it.
My RC Channel
My RC Channel Πριν μήνα
As someone who almost died in a motorcycle crash, I know how important it is to "get back on the horse." The day after being cut out of a body cast, a buddy slid the keys of his sport bike across a table to me and said, "it's out front if you want it." I got up with my crutches and said, "grab the helmet and follow me." I limped my way out of the restaurant to his bike and got on, fired it up and rolled out into the street. A slow easy lap around the block and I rolled down to the main highway and let it rip... the front tire didn't touch the ground until I was hitting 120... I was back! This few minutes was as important a part of my recovery as the five and a half weeks I spent in the shock-trauma center. Very classy of Mercedes and Toto to provide Romain the opportunity to cast out the last of the demons!
COMBS AFC
COMBS AFC Πριν μήνα
Would love to see him give Lewis a few heart attacks. Roman isn’t afraid to attack, as we all know, and he’ll likely give us much more in that Merc than what Valtteri currently gives...!!
Banned 6 Times
Banned 6 Times Πριν μήνα
He'll crash it.
Cole Coleman
Cole Coleman Πριν μήνα
Glad he didn't crash it
Brandon Lee
Brandon Lee Πριν μήνα
I still don’t understand why people hate on this man, he is probably one of the nicest person in the paddock. Cheers to Toto for giving him this opportunity.
Travis Battles
Travis Battles Πριν μήνα
His own team wouldn’t give him a ride. Classy You the man Toto & Mercedes crewmen.
CaptVirtual
CaptVirtual Πριν μήνα
He was end of contract regardless of his accident. You are stating this as if the crash was the reason.
ArielAprillia Rachmann
ArielAprillia Rachmann Πριν μήνα
Ahhh shit. I hope he wont crash the car again. What a complete tool
Jordan Striker
Jordan Striker Πριν μήνα
Well done Romain! Finally he gets a decent car to drive!
Jim
Jim Πριν μήνα
Whatever you think of Mercedes, Toto and his team are a class act. Fair play to them.,
1389
1389 Πριν μήνα
He might be back to F1
Jason Hartley
Jason Hartley Πριν μήνα
Classy move Toto.
mark labuschagne
mark labuschagne Πριν μήνα
Glad to be the 147th person to dislike this clickbait
randomcon123
randomcon123 Πριν μήνα
F1 will be much safer the day he really leaves the scene
bilishu aliss
bilishu aliss Πριν μήνα
what's there to explain? toto promised him a test, now he's making good on his word. explained.
Peter Cavellini
Peter Cavellini Πριν μήνα
Distinct whiff of BULLDUST!
RJEvans44
RJEvans44 Πριν μήνα
It's easy to hate Mercedes dominance over the last few years, but it's hard to hate Mercedes.
chris mclaughlin
chris mclaughlin Πριν μήνα
Totally get why he's racing again but can't help feel for his family.
chris mclaughlin
chris mclaughlin Πριν μήνα
@bilishu aliss For sure, I agree but seeing what his wife in particular went through on the Netflix documentary, me personally I couldn't have done it. That's all I'm saying. He makes his own choices. Just my humble opinion. No harm intended to Grosjean.
bilishu aliss
bilishu aliss Πριν μήνα
This is one of the nicest stories to come out of F1 ever. F1 is usually cutthroat at all times. Toto Wolff is a class act (and has the best surname ever!).
Richard Day
Richard Day Πριν μήνα
He will prang it once a pranger always a
Neles
Neles Πριν μήνα
in the suit of vandoorn btww
Jon Hagen
Jon Hagen Πριν μήνα
🤣 They don't have enough crashed cars so they had to pick up Grojean?
Rowhider RC & Racing
Rowhider RC & Racing Πριν μήνα
Romain is known as a very fast and very good to analyse a car and give a precise feedback to the team (ask to Haas): I would be very surprised that the test day after the show will be only entertainment.
Wind of change
Wind of change Πριν μήνα
Really shows you the integrity Mercedes have, much respect to them for staying true to their word.
r t
r t Πριν μήνα
Love that Merc did this! Look at this guys hand 0:39. Real trooper to escape that crash.
Mark Barnes
Mark Barnes Πριν μήνα
Crash testing for next season?
Jon Ferei
Jon Ferei Πριν μήνα
As soon as you said "Hit the like button and mak blah bla" I closed the god damned window. Stop fucking saying that already
Jon Ferei
Jon Ferei Πριν μήνα
Is it not possible to put a real competitor as Hamilton's teammate? Or it will shatter his fragile ego? tell me
Bob James
Bob James Πριν μήνα
Renault, you have missed a massive opportunity!
Neil Byhurst
Neil Byhurst Πριν μήνα
Well done to Toto and Mercedes. How very kind. A proper send off. Total respect.
Vincent Mary
Vincent Mary Πριν μήνα
Really nice from Mercedes & Toto to do that for Romain. Well done !
northern grower4466
northern grower4466 Πριν μήνα
Very underrated driver
Torronas Tuga
Torronas Tuga Πριν μήνα
He started to do test after Russell stupidity on Bottas.🤣🤣🤣
Paul Wolff
Paul Wolff Πριν μήνα
This is one of the nicest stories to come out of F1 ever. F1 is usually cutthroat at all times. Toto Wolff is a class act (and has the best surname ever!).
Sp3z
Sp3z Πριν μήνα
Real story: Hamilton's clause for the new contract was that Bottas can only be replaced by Grosjean
Hectors House
Hectors House Πριν μήνα
Merc could make him a world champ when Hamilton leaves
Alejandro Tobienne
Alejandro Tobienne Πριν μήνα
Secretly he’s replacing Bottas. For next year. Shhhhh upset. Gonna give him a team championship before he leaves.
Marky mark
Marky mark Πριν μήνα
we would all want toto as our boss...he has a wonderful heart
Lau Gé
Lau Gé Πριν μήνα
I want to thanks Toto Wolf & Mercedes to give the ability to Romain Grosjean to try the best F1 car, the championship winner. We must remember that Romain is prbably a miraculated man (and thanks to the FIA for the halo). It's a beautyfull gesture from Toto Wolf, and I think he honour a courageous F1 driver, that was a good one but with the worst car. Sorry for my bad english...
Pedro Martins
Pedro Martins Πριν μήνα
a great driver like other ones that never had a chance to show is potencial, thanks Toto, Grosjean deserves this farewell
Mark Johnson
Mark Johnson Πριν μήνα
This is class.
Simon Wallace
Simon Wallace Πριν μήνα
I bet Haas are wishing he would come back after Mazepin's awfully horrendous start to the season
Mark-1 Rc
Mark-1 Rc Πριν μήνα
Bye bye bottas
sensualeye
sensualeye Πριν μήνα
"Old Mercedes"?! Really?!
Mad Man
Mad Man Πριν μήνα
He will probably smash the car up or kill someone, one of the worse and dangerous drivers in F1 history
investment tudor
investment tudor Πριν μήνα
Thumbs up to Totto And to Romain.
Simon Lavelle
Simon Lavelle Πριν μήνα
They just want to make sure their cars don't break in half and explode
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