Grosjean explains Formula 1 "must stay complicated" for its own sake

26-01-2020 08:06 | Updated: 26-01-2020 08:44
by Nicolás Quarles van Ufford
F1 News
Grosjean explains Formula 1 must stay complicated for its own sake

Haas driver Romain Grosjean has urged the Formula 1 to not lose its complex nature in the future, as the French veteran explained the sport is supposed to be about having the fastest and most complex cars on the planet.

The 33-year-old Grosjean has been at Haas since the team first came into F1 in 2016. Although he's grown together with the team since then, 2019 was a year of struggle for both himself as well as the American constructor as a whole. Grosjean finished the year in 18th with eight points and Haas finished ninth with 28; career-worst years for both.

Still, the Frenchman has retained his seat for 2020, his ninth full season in the sport, making him one of the most experienced drivers on the current grid.

With the sport looking to make it cheaper for constructors to participate by standardising more parts on the cars, Grosjean explained why Formula 1 should remain complex on the engineering side.

"It’s the pinnacle of motorsports," he told

"And every time you get to the top of whatever you do, it’s always going to be complicated. At the top of tennis, it’s complicated, [any] type of sports or whatever you want. Business, it’s always complicated.

"So I guess if we do it, it’s because we love it. If we do it, it’s because we’ve got people that are willing to do it behind is. And it must stay complicated. It’s the way it is.

"It’s the most complicated car on the planet, the fastest one. And sometimes, yes, it goes too far. But it’s also the duty of it, and development driving for the future of whatever we can see in other cars."

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