Reports claim Romain Grosjean could return as Renault's test driver in 2010 Reports in the French media claim Romain Grosjean could rejoin Renault as the outfit’s test driver in 2011, in a repeat of the role he held in 2008.

Christophe Malbranque, a commentator on France’s TF1 network, claims the 24-year-old Swiss-born Frenchman could make a return to the team’s payroll.

Grosjean was first appointed to the role three years ago, and moved into the race seat in mid-2009 after Nelson Piquet Jr was dumped from the outfit. Sadly, Grosjean proved little quicker than his predecessor and struggled to acclimatise in his seven outings with the team.

He was not kept on in any capacity in 2010, and instead dabbled in racing in the GT, GP2 and Auto GP championships (winning the Auto GP title), as well as debuting in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and being promoted to the role of Pirelli’s tyre tester alongside Pedro de la Rosa.

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