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Romain Grosjean

Haas F1
Nationality fra French
Birthplace Genève, Zwitserland
Date of birth 17/04/1986 (37 yr.)
F1 debut 2009, Europa

F1 season 2020

WC Position 19
Races 15
WC points 2.0
Victories 0
Podiums 0
Pole positions 0

F1 career

World titles 0
WC points 391
Races 179
Victories 0
Podium places 10
Pole positions 0

Hobby chef Romain Grosjean has one thing he is better at than standing behind pots and pans and that is racing. In 2009, the Swiss Frenchman made his debut in Formula 1 as a substitute with the Renault team, only to be allowed to compete full-time from 2012. At the end of 2020, his F1 adventure came to an end. These days, he drives IndyCar.

Profile Romain Grosjean

Who from the current Formula 1 grid has had the most success in the training classes? It is indeed Romain Grosjean. The Geneva-born driver became champion in a whole host of classes. However, when he made his first F1 appearance in 2009, it was a little too early: RoGro was clearly still short of the highest level.

After Grosjean scored another three titles, Lotus dared to take him on and allowed him to return to Formula 1 alongside Kimi Raikkonen. The first season went with trial and error - and even a suspension. In the second Lotus year, Grosjean came firmly to the front, even edging towards victory on a number of occasions. After Lotus' decline in 2014-15, Grosjean decided to set course for the new Haas team, for which he was active until 2020.

			© Haas
	© Haas

Romain Grosjean crash

He was told he would not get a seat for 2021 and so his career came to an end. To make matters worse, the Frenchman crashed terribly hard in Bahrain, but miraculously he can still live to tell the tale. Indeed, Grosjean flew into the wall at 200 kilometres per hour and was stuck in his Formula 1 car for 28 seconds. The chassis was broken in two and a huge inferno ensued. Miraculously, he got out by himself and suffered some serious burns, among other injuries.

After the crash, Romain Grosjean underwent multiple surgeries on his hands, which were badly burnt. Almost a year after the crash, he received a skin graft, which removed some of his second-degree burns.

After this horror crash, he had to skip the last two races of the season and his career in the premier class thus went out like a candle.

His charred Haas is incidentally on display in Madrid in 2023, after being put away for three years.

Romain Grosjean to IndyCar

His crash and no longer having a seat in Formula 1 did not stop him from continuing his racing career. In 2021, he found a new challenge in The States. Indeed, Grosjean joined Dale Coyne Racing in IndyCar. After a year, he made the switch to the big Andretti team and emerged as an IndyCar public favourite. He will still be driving for this team in 2023.

Grosjean sees every day as a bonus and enjoys racing in IndyCar.

			© Honda Racing HPD
	© Honda Racing HPD
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