At the dawn of his third season in IndyCar, Romain Grosjean has no doubts about a possible return to Formula 1 even if this possibility is not part of his plans.
Motorsport seasons are gradually resuming their rights. This weekend, the exercises of F1, in Bahrain, and IndyCar, in St. Petersburg (Florida), start for the greatest pleasure of Romain Grosjean (36 years old). After occupying the Formula 1 paddock for nine full seasons, until 2020, the Frenchman has since moved to the United States to race in IndyCar. The Andretti driver with four podiums in thirty races across the Atlantic is entering his third season in the category.
In this context, Romain Grosjean had a few words for theAFPin comments reported by RMC Sporton his former love, Formula 1. Consultant for Canal+ to cover the championship, the former Lotus and Haas driver was asked about a possible return to the paddock in the future and did not want to close any doors, at a time when Andretti teamed up with American manufacturer General Motors with a view to competing soon in F1.
Grosjean does not close any doors
“At the moment that is not the idea. But you should never say never. I said I wouldn’t do the Indianapolis 500 and I ran it. You have to know how to stay open”, he explained. If he didn’t really make an impression in Formula 1 with his results, the Frenchman, author of ten podiums in 179 Grand Prix starts, caused one of the biggest scares in motor racing in recent years by leaving, almost unharmed, flames during the Bahrain GP in 2020. Since then, Mercedes and his boss Toto Wolff have promised him the test of one of his single-seaters to give him one last pleasure in F1. Before a full-time return?