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Romain Grosjean

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French
17 April 1986 (33)
Brian Gubby (17 April 1934)
Riccardo Patrese (17 April 1954)

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10 (6.1%)
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2nd
2nd (2012 Hungarian Grand Prix)
9
164
162
389 (2.4 points per race avg)
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40 ) (0.5%)
1 (0.6%)
44 (26.8%)
2009 European Grand Prix
2019 United States Grand Prix

about Romain Grosjean

Romain Grosjean (French pronunciation: ?[??m?? ??o???]; born 17 April 1986) is a racing driver, currently racing for the Haas F1 Team. He races under the French flag in Formula One although he was born in Geneva and holds dual Franco-Swiss nationality.

He dominated the 2005 French Formula Renault championship at his first attempt and joined the Renault young driver programme. He was the 2007 Formula 3 Euro Series drivers' champion. In 2008 he became the inaugural GP2 Asia Series champion and came 4th in his first year in GP2. In 2009 he made his Formula One debut for Renault at the European Grand Prix and came 4th again in GP2 despite missing the final 8 races.

After being dropped by Renault he returned to junior formulae winning the 2010 Auto GP championship at the first attempt and winning the 2011 GP2 Asia Series and GP2 Series becoming the first – and as of 2016, only – two-time GP2 Asia champion and the only driver to hold both the GP2 Asia series and main GP2 series titles simultaneously. Due to the Asia and Main GP2 series being combined, it is likely that this will remain true for the foreseeable future.

In 2012, Grosjean returned to Formula One with the Lotus F1 Team, alongside Kimi Räikkönen. He took his first podium in Formula One at the 2012 Bahrain Grand Prix and took his first fastest lap in the 2012 Spanish Grand Prix. He became the first driver since 1994 to receive a race ban after causing a multi-car pile up at the 2012 Belgian Grand Prix. In 2013 he remained with Lotus, taking 6 podiums. He drove for Lotus again alongside Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado in the 2014 season. This line up was continued for 2015.


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seasons

2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019,

finishing positions

grid positions

wins

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pole positions

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teams & teammates

season teammate
2009 Fernando Alonso
Nelson Piquet Jr.
Renault compare 2009
2012 Kimi Räikkönen
Jérôme d'Ambrosio
Lotus F1 compare 2012
2013 Kimi Räikkönen
Heikki Kovalainen
Lotus F1 compare 2013
2014 Pastor Maldonado
Lotus F1 compare 2014
2015 Pastor Maldonado
Lotus F1 compare 2015
2016 Esteban Gutiérrez
Haas F1 Team compare 2016
2017 Kevin Magnussen
Haas F1 Team compare 2017
2018 Kevin Magnussen
Haas F1 Team compare 2018
2019 Kevin Magnussen
Haas F1 Team compare 2019

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The Frenchman suffered a high-speed accident in second practice in Austin after the back end of his car got away from him in the twisty first section of the track.<br>But even after a night of analysis by the team, Haas has been unable to pinpoint why the test of the aero spec that was first introduced at Hockenheim suddenly resulted in a dramatic loss of rear downforce.<br>“We tried an update ...

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Both Renaults were disqualified from the results of the 2019 Japanese Grand Prix for using the system – a pre-set brake balance adjustment – and the team admitted that it was a driver aid, although its primary purpose was to reduce the workload of the driver instead of directly benefiting performance.<br>The FIA confirmed no breach of the technical regulations occurred, but that the system ...

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F1’s TV direction has come under scrutiny from drivers, particularly McLaren’s Carlos Sainz, for favouring less exciting fights at the front of the field.<br>The issue was highlighted in the Singapore Grand Prix when a four-car fight on the final lap was missed entirely in the world feed, although that battle was not for a points-paying position.<br>When asked by Motorsport.com about the ...

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The impact of super typhoon Hagibis forced Suzuka chiefs to cancel all track running on Saturday, with qualifying and the race now taking place on Sunday.<br>Grosjean, who is a director of the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association (GPDA), says that the way that second practice turned into a potential qualifying session, and that all running will be done on two days, was a positive thing.<br>“We went ...

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The arrival of super Typhoon Hagibis has prompted race organisers to scrap all Saturday track action, with spectators, media and most team personnel told to stay away from the circuit on what should have been qualifying day.<br>And with the advice being for people to stay inside while the typhoon blows through, drivers have been pondering a host of different activities.<br><br>Read ...

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Grosjean was hit by Antonio Giovinazzi when the Alfa Romeo driver found himself in a sandwich with Daniel Ricciardo to his right.<br>The Italian was able to finish the race after a pitstop, but Grosjean was out on the spot, while Ricciardo had to retire early in the race due to aero damage.<br>Grosjean believes that drivers should consider that they have a long race ahead of them.<br>"I think it ...

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Grosjean says that Lotus was so confident in its wind-tunnel figures that he was told that the car was a potential world championship contender in the first year of the new hybrid rules.<br>The Renault-powered E22 performed poorly on track and the team had a disastrous season, managing only eighth place.<br>Grosjean cited it as a case study of how wind-tunnel results are sometimes not replicated ...

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The crash happened when Grosjean had tried to hang his Haas VF-19 round the outside of Russell exiting Turn 8 in a lap 35 battle for 17th place.<br>His right-front tyre made contact with the left rear of Russell and the Briton's Williams was speared into the wall, Russell retiring on the spot and telling his team "I shouldn't be surprised" in the immediate aftermath.<br>Grosjean went on to finish ...

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After a tricky opening day of practice at the Marina Bay circuit, Haas elected to revert to the floor, bargeboard and rear wing package it used for the first race of the season on Grosjean's car – while sticking with the latest front wing.<br>Although a lack of preparation time meant the French driver could not extract the most from the package and he got knocked out in Q1, he is adamant the ...

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Grosjean has been retained by Haas for 2020, extending his time with the team to a fifth season.<br>Haas opted for Grosjean over signing outgoing Renault driver Nico Hulkenberg and announced the Frenchman's continuation with the team ahead of the Singapore Grand Prix.<br>Though Grosjean had made it clear his priority was to stay in F1 with Haas, he had hinted at the previous race in Italy that he ...

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Grosjean, who has been with the American outfit since it joined F1 in 2016, faced doubts over his continued involvement with Haas beyond 2019, as team boss Gunther Steiner confirmed the likes of Esteban Ocon - now signed for Renault - and Nico Hulkenberg were candidates to take his spot.<br>However, it's been decided the Frenchman will remain part of Haas' F1 roster for a fifth straight season and ...

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Confirmation of Valtteri Bottas at Mercedes and Esteban Ocon at Renault has put Nico Hulkenberg on the market, making the German favourite to replace Grosjean should Haas opt to make a change.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Haas sees no issues with Hulkenberg/Magnussen line-up<br><br><br>However, Grosjean insisted that the changes had no direct impact on his situation.<br>"I don't think so," said the ...

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After experimenting with old and new specs before the summer break, the team is running the latest iteration for both Grosjean and teammate Kevin Magnussen in low-downforce configuration at both Spa and Monza.<br>However, Grosjean, who has always preferred the original version, says that Haas had no choice as the Spa/Monza wings could not be used on the Melbourne spec car.<br>“It’s not a ...

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Haas is poised to impose team orders to stop Grosjean and Magnussen racing each other from now on, in the wake of their latest clash at the German Grand Prix. It was the third time this season that the pair have come to blows, following incidents at the Spanish and British Grands Prix.<br>While team principal Gunther Steiner has said that dropping one of the drivers mid-season would be a desperate ...

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Grosjean and Magnussen made contact at the Turn 6 hairpin late on after Magnussen moved to the inside of Grosjean through the corner on lap 56 of 64. Light contact meant both drivers were able to continue and Haas scored a double-points finish with Grosjean leading Magnussen home in ninth, but both drivers were placed under investigation.<br>When asked if the drivers could have thrown away a team ...

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Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean ran side-by-side through the first few corners at the start of the British Grand Prix before making contact through the flat-out left kink onto the Wellington Straight. <br>The impact punctured Magnussen’s left-rear tyre and Grosjean’s right rear, both drivers’ feedback over the radio was limited to swearing, and their races ended a few laps after the ...

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Grosjean broke the front wing on his car when he lost the rear exiting the pitlane in the first practice session for this weekend's Silverstone race. He then had to briefly drive the wrong way down the pitlane exit to find room to turn around. <br>“Cold tyres, and when I removed the pitlane limiter, the car spun,” recalled the Frenchman. “It was a bit of an awkward moment, let's ...

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The drivers were invited to join the FIA, F1 and the teams in a rules discussion for the first time in Paris last month, when GPDA chairman Alex Wurz was accompanied by Lewis Hamilton and Nico Hulkenberg.<br>Following a good reception for their input, the drivers have been invited to participate in an ongoing series of further meetings, with the next one scheduled for Geneva on July 23. Sebastian ...

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The move is part of the team’s attempt to get to the bottom of its recent struggles, with Grosjean having felt uncomfortable since a major upgrade package was introduced at the fifth race in Spain.<br>The Frenchman will retain the original spec for the whole weekend at Silverstone, while teammate Kevin Magnussen will retain the latest iteration, allowing the team to get three days of ...

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The issue of track limits has been an element of two key moments in the last two grands prix after Sebastian Vettel's controversial penalty in Canada and Daniel Ricciardo's pair of penalties in France.<br>Haas driver and Grand Prix Drivers' Association director Romain Grosjean said: "We're putting ourselves in a position which has become a nightmare with those circuits with run-off ...

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Teammate Kevin Magnussen had the new rear suspension which entailed changes to the gearbox in France and, without his retirement, Grosjean would potentially have been stuck with the old gearbox and thus the original suspension until the summer break.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Grosjean "gutted" not to have Haas update for home race<br><br><br>But Haas retired Grosjean from the race in Paul Ricard ...

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The American outfit has been one of the hardest hit by this year's specification of tyres, which are harder to get into their optimum working range, and regularly found it difficult to get sufficient performance to fight at the front of the midfield.<br>However, after both Haas drivers failed to qualifying in the top 10 in France, Grosjean – who was eliminated in the first phase – said the ...

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Grosjean is set to share the eighth row of the grid with Magnussen for Sunday's race, but was almost half a second slower in Q1, from which only Magnussen advanced for Haas.<br>The Frenchman, who previously estimated he might not have the updated suspension on his VF-19 until after the summer break, said he was “paying a heavy price” for this discrepancy between the two Haas cars at Paul ...

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Raikkonen went off on his first effort in Q1 in avoidance of the Renault of Daniel Ricciardo at Le Beausset, the Turn 11 right-hander after the high-speed Signes corner, before attempting to rejoin the track.<br>Grosjean had been on a flying lap but backed out of that he came across Raikkonen's Alfa Romeo as it rejoined between Turns 11 and 12.<br>The matter was referred to the stewards, who ...

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Earlier this week, Grosjean admitted that karting left him more tired than F1 racing these days because the race pace required to make the tires last meant “it feels like you are driving at 40%, 50% of the capacity of the car, and it's not hard.”<br>Former F1 driver and now IndyCar rookie Marcus Ericsson responded on Twitter, stating: <br> <br>Despite IndyCar being around 13sec off F1 in ...

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