Romain Grosjean had a long and rather unsuccessful Formula One career. The ex-Hass pilot has now turned his attention to a career racing in IndyCar over in the US. In Laguna Seca Through My Eyes we get a driver’s point of view as he negotiates one of the world’s more famous racetracks.
A fiery exit
The 34-year-old Frenchman raced in the top-flight single-seater category for over 10 years. He had stints with Lotus, Renault and ended his F1 career at Haas. During this time he netted 10 podium positions without scoring a single victory. Grosjean, and teammate Magnussen, were both fired from the American Haas team in 2020. They would see out their F1 careers at the end of that season.
Grosjean, however, didn’t get to the final race as he experienced a spectacular crash at the 2020 Bahrain GP. He was lucky to escape the fiery incident with help from the trackside safety crews. You can watch the crash at this link. Burns sustained in the incident precluded his further participation in the 2020 season.
Without an F1 seat in 2021 Grosjean has committed to racing in the US-based IndyCar series as a member of Daly Coyne Racing. Interestingly, he will only be competing at the ‘road course’ events and not in the oval track/super speedway races. You can learn the differences between driving an IndyCar and an F1 car from the man himself in the video at the bottom of this post.
As the season will soon be underway Romain has been testing at various tracks around the US. His most recent visit was to the Laguna Seca Raceway, which features the world-famous “corkscrew” corner sequence. The team captured his outing and created this Laguna Seca Through My Eyes video for us to enjoy.
Difference between an IndyCar and Formula One car