Grosjean questions Formula 1 as a sport: “Maybe it is a show”

21-02-2020 08:49
by Bevan Youl
F1 News
Grosjean questions Formula 1 as a sport: “Maybe it is a show”

Romain Grosjean has hit out at Formula 1, questioning whether it is still a sport or “maybe it is a show”, while admitting that he could be finished with it after the end of this year.

Grosjean has been in F1 since 2009, driving for Renault towards the end of the season before coming back for the Lotus Renault F1 team in 2011.
Currently driving for the sports most recent addition to the grid, Haas F1, the Frenchman has voiced his unhappiness with the fairness of the sport, comparing it to if there were differences in the sport of Tennis.
“We call Formula 1 a sport, but is it? Maybe it is a show,” he said, quoted by

“Sport must be fair. It’s like asking Roger Federer to go to Roland Garros with a ping-pong racquet.

“Would you call tennis a sport if they had different racquets, or if one side of the court was a metre wider the other?”

But Grosjean, who has finished on the podium 10 times throughout his career so far, still wants a race win but admits his time in F1 could be up soon.

“I’ve been lucky to be on the podium ten times but I believe that I could have won two grands prix if things worked out differently,” he added.

 “It may happen that I never win a grand prix, but I will do my best to get such an opportunity in the future. It’s no secret that at the end of the year, the contracts of many drivers expire and some may end their careers.

“If after the middle of the season I understand that I’m no longer interested in it, I don’t want to travel the world but want to be with my family, then I could finish with Formula 1.

“Or maybe someone else will decide to leave and I will have an opportunity.”

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