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Romain Grosjean is a Formula 1 driver at the Haas F1 team. Grosjean, 32, achieved his best season in F1 during the 2013 season while competing for Lotus F1 team. That season, the Frenchman finished 7th in the drivers’ standings and picked up six podiums.
He currently lines up alongside Kevin Magnussen in the Haas garage. So far, Grosjean has achieved 10 podiums and two-second place finishes in Formula 1.. Grosjean made his F1 debut in 2009 for Renault F1 team before spending the bulk of his career at Lotus F1 team. In 2016, he was signed by American team Haas F1 for their first ever season in the sport
Romain Grosjean: Speeding through the Formulas
Although Romain Grosjean races under the French flag, he was born in Switzerland to a Swiss father and a French mother. As he won all ten rounds in the 2003 series of Formula Lista Junior, he moved straight to the French Formula Renault the following year. By 2005, he had mastered this series and became champion after winning ten races. 2005 was also the year he made his debut in Formula three, but only competed in the Macau Grand Prix. The Frenchman flew through the Formulas and earned a permanent seat in the 2006 Formula 3 Euro Series.
His opening season was rough, but a change of teams in the winter revitalised his form as he charged up the standings. By round nine, he took top spot and went on to hold it for the remaining races. In typical Grosjean style, he was raising up the ranks once again and into the inaugural GP2 Asia series and won the first round. His title win earned him a place in the 2008 GP2 series but was ousted out by Nico Hulkenberg and Pastor Maldonado after just one year.
Making headway into Formula 1
Renault F1 team gave him a test seat for the 2009 season, replacing Nelson Piquet Jr who started to drive full-time in Formula 1. It wasn’t long before Grosjean would replace Piquet Jr after the German left Renault following crash where the team ordered him to crash in the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix. In his opening season, Grosjean failed to pick up any points and was dropped back down to GP2.
In his second GP2 stint, he raced for DAMS and competed full-time in 2011. A year in which he won the championship on the penultimate round in Belgium. In December 2011, Grosjean was announced as the Lotus Renault F1 driver for the following season and would be pitted against 2007 world champion Kimi Raikkonen. Do you remember the huge pile-up at the start of the 2012 Belgian Grand Prix? It was Grosjean who was behind that as he drove into Lewis Hamilton ahead of the first corner. The Frenchman was given a race ban for his antics. Further first lap crashes in the remaining part of the season caused some concern about his quality of driving.
Life at Haas
Grosjean remained at Lotus until the end of the 2015 season after he was announced he would drive for a new team; Haas F1. He finished sixth in his opening race making history as the only team to achieve points finish on debut. He will drive for Haas in 2019.
Is Romain Grosjean a chef?
Grosjean married French journalism Mario Jollès Grosjean in June 2012, and they have three children. But in 2017, Together they published a cookbook called Cuisine et Confidences with his wife. The book turned out to be successful.
Romain Grosjean News
WATCH: Romain Grosjean's training week skiing in the Alps!
Look at those views! Romain Grosjean is having a pretty fun training camp in the Alps by the look of it, skiing in the famous mountain range....
WATCH: Haas F1 2019 Season Review
In 2018 Haas cemented themselves as top midfield contenders as they battled out with Renault for fourth place in the championship, finishing...
Guenther Steiner says he was "pretty close" to sacking one of his drivers!
Haas F1 team boss Guenther Steiner says that he almost sacked one of his drivers following their collision at the British Grand Prix last season....
WATCH: Romain Grosjean goes skiing in 360 degrees!
Haas F1 driver Romain Grosjean is enjoying his time off by doing a spot of skiing, and trying out his GoPro! Go onboard with Grosjean as he speeds...
Steiner was concerned Magnussen and Grosjean relationship was beyond repair
Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean had a tumultuous season at Haas. One of the features of their season was their drivers clashing and Guenther...
WATCH: An F1 driver's winter training with Romain Grosjean!
It's not all holiday and chill for F1 drivers now the season is over, with drivers spending plenty of time training and in the gym. Check out...
Steiner: “No way I can attribute” Haas' poor season to Grosjean and Magnussen
Haas F1 boss Geunther Steiner has said that there is “no way I can attribute” the team’s poor season to drivers Romain Grosjean...
Grosjean regards Hamilton as one of the top five drivers ever
Romain Grosjean has said that he sees Lewis Hamilton as one of the top five drivers to ever be on the grid. This comes after the Brit one yet...
Grosjean addresses weaknesses for Haas to work on for 2020
Romain Grosjean has highlighted that he needs to improve on his starts in races if he is to make himself a better driver and also help the team moving forward.
Romain Grosjean: “Too early to say” if 2020 tyres should be used over 2019’s
Haas F1’s Romain Grosjean believes it is still “too early to say” whether Pirelli’s 2020 or 2019 tyres should be used...
Must watch: Kvyat does hilarious impression of Grosjean after qualifying!
One of the funniest things you'll see all week! Watch as Daniil Kvyat does a hilarious impression of Romain Grosjean after the two collided in...
Romain Grosjean’s Friday “going in the bin” after Bottas crash in FP2
Romain Grosjean says that all Haas F1’s progress made during Friday at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will be “going in the bin”...
Valtteri Bottas handed reprimand for crash with Grosjean in Abu Dhabi FP2
Valtteri Bottas has been reprimanded after his collision with Romain Grosjean during Friday’s afternoon practice session at the Abu Dhabi...
Bottas and Grosjean summoned to the stewards after FP2 crash
Valtteri Bottas and Romain Grosjean have been summoned to the stewards following their bizarre crash during FP2 of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend.
Watch Bottas and Grosjean collide in FP2
It looked as if FP2 in Abu Dhabi would be plain sailing for Mercedes and Valtteri Bottas, however, with 20 minutes left the Finn collided with...
Bottas and Grosjean collide but Finn tops FP2
Valtteri Bottas topped a quiet free practice 2 session in Abu Dhabi, followed by his teammate Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc in third. The...
Guenther Steiner: MGU-K glitch ended Romain Grosjean's podium shot at Brazil GP
Haas team principal Guenther Steiner believes Romain Grosjean could've had a shot at the podium at the Brazilian Grand Prix if it wasn't for...
"Safety car came at exactly the wrong time" for Grosjean in Brazil
After getting both cars in the top 10 during qualifying, Haas were once again left empty-handed on Sunday, with Romain Grosjean explaining the...
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