After racing for Haas F1 in the 2020 season, Romain Grojean would not be part of the paddock in the 2021 season. He retires from the sport as the team did not extend his contract for the upcoming season. Grosjean reveals he has no plans of returning back to F1 in the near future. Looking back at his career, the 34-year-old finished on the podium 10 times.
He ended his career in one of the most horrific ways as he was involved in a fiery crash in Bahrain GP. Thankfully there was no serious injury and Grosjean managed to get away with the fatal accident with minor burns.
Romain Grosjean done with F1 for Good
The Frenchman is not considering making a comeback to F1. He said, in an interview, “I think so. I think so. You know I’ve made my peace with it somehow. I’ve done 10 years, I’ve had a lot of fun. And I’d like to say I wouldn’t change anything. But right now, if it’s going back to Formula One just to be on the grid and not being able to win races because you don’t have the best car. I don’t see the point you know.”
He added, “There are many, many opportunities in motorsport that look great. 24 Hours of Le Mans is a race that I competed in 2010 and that I want to go back to. 2023’s a big year for endurance racing with a lot of constructors coming in.”
“Porsche, Peugeot, Audi also Acura which is Honda has announced that they are coming in. There is some great challenge to be made and I want to win races.”
He still felt that F1 is his first passion but that chapter is over. The 34-year-old said, “I don’t want just to be someone on the grid, being on the grid, doesn’t interest me. Formula One I’ve had enough and it’s still gonna be my passion. I can’t wait for the first Grand Prix of the season but if I don’t have the opportunity to win races, I won’t go back to it.”