Updated: Mar 10
After a long while in Formula 1 and following the end of his contract with Haas F1 Team, Romain Grosjean is officially leaving the Formula 1 scene to race in IndyCar with Dale Coyne-Rick Ware IndyCar team, but only for road and street courses.
Written By Hafiz Akbar, Edited By Ty Fuller
This marks the end of almost 9 years in Formula 1, where the French driver never won a race, but finished on the podium 10 times, all of which were in his four years with Lotus between 2012-2015.
Grosjean has expressed his excitement, stating
“I am very excited about this opportunity to race in the United States in IndyCar. I had different options for the coming season and going IndyCar racing was my favourite… although I’m not yet ready to race on the ovals!”
Grosjean is also excited for the chance of podiums saying,“IndyCar has a much more level playing field than what I have been used to in my career so far. It will be exciting to challenge for podiums and wins again.” He will have a chance for a podium again after 5 years since his last podium at Spa in 2015.
Although he hasn’t quite recovered from the burns he suffered in Bahrain, he is expected to be ready for testing with his new team on February 22nd at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama, venue for the IndyCar season opener.