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Romain Grosjean

Romain Grosjean, Brno, Czech Republic, 2010. Copyright Jiri Inneman (http://inneman.noveranet.cz/ag.htm), 2010. Used with permission.

Romain Grosjean, Brno, Czech Republic, 2010. Copyright Jiri Inneman, 2010. Used with permission.

Born:

17 Apr 1986
Geneva, Switzerland

Nationality:

France

Grands Prix:

179 (2009-2020)

GP2 ace who made the move up to Formula 1 with Renault, but it was a disaster initially. He went into GT's, GP2, Auto GP (where he won the title in 2010) and test-driving for Pirelli tyres. In 2011, he returned to GP2 full-time, winning the title and this put his career back on track as Renault, had him back in a race seat in 2012. Despite a few high-profile crashes, he stayed there in 2013 and was vastly improved. Remained with the team until 2016, when he switched to the new Haas team, where he remained until 2020. After being lucky to survive a horrific crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix of 2020, his injuries led to him finishing the season early. In 2021, he moved to Indycar but did not compete in the oval races. Romain's grandfather, Fernand, was an Olympic alpine skiier, who competed in the 1948 and 1952 Winter Olympic games.

Biography last updated 3 Feb 2021