"Hamilton would never have finished in the top-10 with the Haas"

"George Russell is the clearest example that shows that ultimately the car makes a difference," says Romain Grosjean.


"I have nothing against Lewis, he is a great driver and others would not dominate so much, but the car is much superior. 90% of the grid would win with the Mercedes." This response from Max Verstappen in early November to the question of whether he was frustrated at not being able to win the Formula 1 World Championship caused a strong earthquake in the Great Circus that, from time to time, registers an aftershock. As happened this Thursday in France.

In an interview for 'RacingNews365', Romain Grosjean has analyzed Lewis Hamilton's successes in the championship. The one from Geneva, who continues to recover from the very bad accident he suffered in the 2020 Bahrain GP at more than 220 kilometers per hour against a guardrail before facing his new challenge in the IndyCar with Dale Coyne, highlights the insolent superiority of the silver arrows against the rest of the teams stating that Hamilton would not have been able to fight for the points with his Haas VF-20.

"The car makes it difficult to make comparisons between F1 drivers"

"Hamilton would never have been able to fight for points with last year's Haas. It depends a lot on the car you drive. That makes it difficult to compare drivers with each other. Leclerc, for example, had a good season in my opinion, but because his Ferrari SF1000 wasn't good enough, he couldn't quite shine. Perhaps George Russell is the clearest example that shows that ultimately the car makes the difference, "says Grosjean.

Similarly, the ex-Renault, Lotus and Haas driver does not hide his happiness at the signing of Sergio Pérez for Red Bull to replace Alexander Albon: "I think it's great that Checo has a chance there. I'm very happy for him and I am convinced that he will do well in a top team. This is his second chance at a top team, after McLaren, but now he is different. Now he is really ready to put his cards on the table. "Grosjean will do a private test with the Mercedes W11

Finally, Romain Grosjean confirms that in the coming weeks he will call Toto Wolff to take the private test that the seven-time champions offered him after their fierce crash in Sakhir to say goodbye with a good taste of the competition: "I still really want to get in the Mercedes, for sure. It is an offer that cannot be refused and having an understanding of the taste of that car and how it worked will be unique. Right now, I think they are absolutely focused on building the new car. for the new season. So I'm not going to call Toto right now, but you can wait for a call and ask him to try it. The offer has touched me in a good way. I was surprised that it was such a natural way to do it and, obviously, I would love to do it. "

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