Romain Grosjean has left the Matech Competition team and will be replaced at the Nurburgring World GT1 round by Nicolas Prost.
The former grand prix driver joined the Swiss sports car outfit at the start of this year after losing his place in the Renault F1 team. Alongside teammate Thomas Mutsch in a Ford GT, he won two of the first three World GT1 races of the year at Abu Dhabi and Brno. He also contested the Le Mans 24 Hours with the team. But Grosjean has parted company with Matech since the Spa 24 Hours three weeks ago.
His future program is unclear, though he returned to GP2 at Hockenheim last month with DAMS – whose regular driver Ho-Pin Tung is now recovering from the back injury he sustained in Hungary and is yet to confirm his return for Spa next weekend. Grosjean has also raced twice for DAMS in Auto GP this year, winning at Spa in June and Magny-Cours in July.
Prost will join Neel Jani in Matech's Ford at the Nurburgring next weekend, extending their collaboration from the Le Mans Series, where they already share a Rebellion Racing LMP1 Lola.