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Grosjean eyes full-time Pirelli test drive

ESPNF1 Staff
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Romain Grosjean wants a full-time test drive with Pirelli © Sutton Images

Romain Grosjean has set his sights on becoming a full-time Pirelli test driver after being announced as Nick Heidfeld's replacement for this week's Monza test.

A Pirelli press release confirmed the ex-Renault driver would take Heidfled's place at Monza but did not say whether Grosjean would be a permanent replacement.

"I am doing two days at Monza on Tuesday and Wednesday," Grosjean told Auto Hebdo. "After this test the decision will be made about continuing together or not. I hope to be with the project until the end."

"I'm anxious to get behind the wheel of a Formula One car again, especially as this Toyota was clearly one of the best cars at the end of last season. To be again accumulating kilometres in an F1 car is of course a good step towards returning to F1 soon."

Grosjean attended the Jerez test last week, before travelling to Toyota's Cologne headquarters for a seat fitting.

"Nick told me the TF109 is very good and very neutral, which is the perfect way to test tyres," he added.