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Grosjean takes legal action against Andretti over IndyCar seat

Grosjean takes legal action against Andretti over IndyCar seat

05-10-2023 08:35 Last update: 08:54

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Romain Grosjean has been told that he will no longer drive for Andretti's IndyCar team next year. The Frenchman joined them in 2022, but will now have to look for another racing team to continue his career. The former Formula 1 driver is now entering into arbitration proceedings against Andretti Autosport, which recently changed name to Andretti Global.

In Formula 1, the Frenchman was active for Renault, Lotus and Haas for many years. He drove a total of 181 races, achieving 10 podium finishes. His Formula 1 career came to an end after a very bad crash at the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix. It turned out to be his last race in Formula 1, as both Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen were replaced at Haas after 2020.

The Frenchman moved to IndyCar, starting with the Dale Coyne Racing team. Having then driven for Andretti Motorsport for two years from 2022, Grosjean is now losing his seat with the team. On his social media, the former Formula 1 driver says: "I enjoyed working with the IndyCar team at Andretti Autosport, and am proud of the successes we shared through two seasons. I am thankful for the many friendships developed at the highest level of American open-wheel racing."

Grosjean starts arbitration proceedings against Andretti

Despite speaking highly of the team, the 37-year-old driver is going to take legal action: "I have commenced an arbitration proceeding in Indiana against Andretti Autosport, seeking to protect my rights. I am represented by John Maley and Mark Owens of Barnes & Thornburg, LLP."