Di Grassi in talks for Pirelli test driver role 19 March, 2012 Lucas di Grassi Mar.19 (GMM) Lucas di Grassi is in talks with Pirelli about returning to the role as their official test driver. The Brazilian worked with F1’s tyre supplier last year at the wheel of it’s Toyota test car, after losing his race seat at Virgin. Pirelli has now acquired a 2010 Renault for its private development this year. Di Grassi is “in advanced talks with the manufacturer” for a deal that could be “announced shortly”, Brazil’s Globo said. The first Pirelli track test of 2012 is scheduled for May. Subbed by AJN.