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Grosjean to mentor Swiss youngster Deletraz

Haas F1 driver Romain Grosjean will become a mentor for young Swiss driver Louis Deletraz this season.
Romain Grosjean has revealed he will become mentor to up and coming racer Louis Deletraz for the 2016 season.

Eighteen year-old Deletraz, son of Jean-Louis Deletraz who started three grands prix and forged a successful sportscar career, has made swift progress up the junior ranks and last year finished runner-up in the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup.

Stepping up to the Formula V8 3.5 Championship this year with Fortec Motorsport, Deletraz will do so with assistance from 11-time podium winner and Haas F1 driver Grosjean.

“I'm passionate about racing and whenever there's a talented young driver coming along, and he's a nice guy on top of that, I'd like to help. It's good for the sport,” the Frenchman said. “I will try to give him as much advice as I can and it will be great to work together and have some fun. If he has any questions, he can just ask me.

“I had some support from Jean Alesi when I was part of the French federation. He was a mentor and living in Geneva the same as me. We went training together in Chamonix and I remember the small conversations we had where initially, you don't think there's a lot coming out of it as a youngster.

“But when you get older, you realise there were useful messages in what he was saying. That proved to be very helpful for my career and if I can do the same for Louis, that would be great.”



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Louis Deletraz and Romain Grosjean
(L to R): Louis Deletraz (SUI) Renault Sport Academy Driver with Romain Grosjean (FRA) Haas F1 Team. 02.03.2016.
27.11.2016 - Race, Jolyon Palmer (GBR) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16 and Esteban Gutierrez (MEX) Haas F1 Team VF-16
27.11.2016 - Race, Jolyon Palmer (GBR) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16 and Jenson Button (GBR)  McLaren Honda MP4-31
27.11.2016 - Race, Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR11 and Romain Grosjean (FRA) Haas F1 Team VF-16
27.11.2016 - Race, Kevin Magnussen (DEN) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16
27.11.2016 - Race, Felipe Nasr (BRA) Sauber C34 leads Romain Grosjean (FRA) Haas F1 Team VF-16
27.11.2016 - Race, Kevin Magnussen (DEN) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16 and Pascal Wehrlein (GER) Manor Racing MRT05
27.11.2016 - Race, Esteban Gutierrez (MEX) Haas F1 Team VF-16 leads Romain Grosjean (FRA) Haas F1 Team VF-16
27.11.2016 - Race, Romain Grosjean (FRA) Haas F1 Team VF-16 leads Esteban Gutierrez (MEX) Haas F1 Team VF-16
27.11.2016 - Race, Jolyon Palmer (GBR) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16 leads Jenson Button (GBR)  McLaren Honda MP4-31
27.11.2016 - Kevin Magnussen (DEN) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16
27.11.2016 - Jolyon Palmer (GBR) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16
27.11.2016 - Jerome Stoll (FRA) Renault Sport F1 President
27.11.2016 - Kevin Magnussen (DEN) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16
27.11.2016 - Romain Grosjean (FRA) Haas F1 Team VF-16, Felipe Nasr (BRA) Sauber C34 and Fernando Alonso (ESP) McLaren Honda MP4-31
27.11.2016 - Renault Sport F1 Team group photo, Jolyon Palmer (GBR) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16 and Kevin Magnussen (DEN) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16
27.11.2016 - Jolyon Palmer (GBR) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16

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