Romain Grosjean will wear a special Formula 1 helmet design at his home race for the return of the French Grand Prix next weekend.

The Haas driver, who is enduring his worst start to an F1 season having failed to score a single point during the opening seven rounds of 2018, unveiled a new design on social media ahead of his home event.

F1 will return to France for the first time in 10 years after the race was axed from the calendar following the 2008 event - which was held at Magny-Cours. Paul Ricard, which last hosted F1 in 1990, will provide the venue for Grosjean’s first grand prix in front of his home fans. 

Grosjean’s helmet design predominantly adorns the French flag and also features a cartoon version of himself including the words ‘Castellet 2018’. 

Drivers are permitted to make minimal changes to their helmet design throughout the season and are allowed one complete design overhaul per season, usually reserved for a special race such as a home grand prix or the Monaco Grand Prix. 

Grosjean said he is predicting the "super fast" circuit to be "awesome" to drive, having completed a simulator session around the 3.630 mile circuit located just outside Le Castellet. is the longest-serving motorsport website in the world

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