Romain Grosjean (RO-man GRO-sjon; born 17 April 1986 in Geneva, Canton of Geneva, Switzerland) is a French-Swiss Formula One driver who currently drives for Haas. In 2009, he competed for Renault, and drove for Lotus from 2012 to 2015.
He holds dual nationality, being Swiss, but uses a French racing license.
During the 2012 Belgian Grand Prix, Grosjean was involved in a multiple crash with Hamilton, Alonso and Pérez. Later, Grosjean received an one-race ban for the next race held in Italy, and was replaced by Lotus test and reserve driver Jérôme d'Ambrosio.
During his four seasons with Lotus, Grosjean scored a total of 10 podium finishes. At the 2013 United States Grand Prix, he finished in a career-best 2nd position, only six seconds behind race winner, Sebastian Vettel.
For 2016, Grosjean joined the newly formed Haas team alongside Esteban Gutiérrez. He scored his first points at the 2016 Australian Grand Prix by finishing sixth, making it the best debut for a team since Toyota at the 2002 Australian Grand Prix finished sixth. He continued a fifth-place finish at the next race in Bahrain. At his 100th Grand Prix at the 2016 United States Grand Prix, he finished in tenth place, starting from 17th.
During the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix, Grosjean collided with Daniil Kvyat, causing him to fly into the barrier at almost 140mph. The car breached the barrier and exploded, causing a huge fire and a red flag. Grosjean was able to escape the totaled car with minor burns to his hands and is currently recovering at home.
Formula One Statistical Overview[edit | edit source]
Formula One Record[edit | edit source]
|2006–2009||Renault Driver Development|
|2008||ING Renault F1 Team||Renault||Test Driver|
|2009|| ING Renault F1 Team
Renault F1 Team
|2010||Pirelli Tyres Test Team||Pirelli||Test Driver|
|2011||Lotus Renault GP||Renault||Test Driver|
|2012||Lotus F1 Team||Lotus-Renault||96||8th||Report|
|2013||Lotus F1 Team||Lotus-Renault||132||7th||Report|
|2014||Lotus F1 Team||Lotus-Renault||8||14th||Report|
|2015||Lotus F1 Team||Lotus-Mercedes||51||11th||Report|
|2016||Haas F1 Team||Haas-Ferrari||29||13th||Report|
|2017||Haas F1 Team||Haas-Ferrari||28||13th||Report|
|2018||Haas F1 Team||Haas-Ferrari||37||14th||Report|
|2019||Rich Energy Haas F1 Team||Haas-Ferrari||8||18th||Report|
|2020||Haas F1 Team||Haas-Ferrari||2||19th||Report|
Career Statistics[edit | edit source]
Correct as of the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix
|Front Row Starts||1|
|Distance Raced||44879 km (27886 mi)|
|Distance Led||219 km (136 mi)|
Career Results[edit | edit source]
|Complete Formula One results|
|2010||Did not compete|
|3rd||DNQ||Did not qualify|
|5th||Points finish||DNPQ||Did not pre-qualify|
|14th||Non-points finish||TD||Test driver|
|NC||Non-classified finish (<90% race distance)||DNS||Did not start|
|Italics||Scored point(s) for Fastest Lap||[+] More Symbols|
[edit | edit source]
- Romain Grosjean's Website (English)
- Profile on The Official F1™ Website
- Profile on the Haas F1 Team's website
- Wikipedia article
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Race stopped after 31/56 Laps. Half points awarded
- Did not finish, but completed over 90% of the race-winners' distance and was classified.
|V T E||Lotus F1|
| Notable Drivers|
Kimi Räikkönen · Romain Grosjean · Pastor Maldonado · Jérôme d'Ambrosio · Heikki Kovalainen
Éric Boullier · Nick Chester
E20 · E21 · E22 · E23 Hybrid
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