Romain Grosjean is a racing driver, currently racing for the Haas F1 Team.
Romain Grosjean, who races under the French flag in Formula One, holds dual Franco-Swiss nationality.
Romain Grosjean short Biography
Romain Grosjean was born on 17 April 1986 (34years) in Geneva, Switzerland. He is the great-grandson of Edgar Brandt, weapon designer and founder of Brandt.
Romain Grosjean Marriage, children
Grosjean married French journalist and television presenter Marion Jollès Grosjean on 27 June 2012 in Chamonix. They have been together with since 2008. On 29 July 2013, they gave birth to a son, Sacha. They have a second child named Simon who was born on 16 May 2015.
Early racing career
Grosjean made his Formula Three debut at the 2005 Macau Grand Prix, standing in for Loïc Duval at Signature-Plus. He qualified 19th and raced to ninth, beating teammates Fábio Carbone and Guillaume Moreau.
He did a full season in the 2006 Formula 3 Euro Series but had a tough year, taking only one podium finish and ending the year 13th. In a one-off appearance in the British Formula Three Championship, he started on pole position for both races at Pau, won both and set the fastest lap in each.
Romain Grosjean stayed in the Formula 3 Euro Series for 2007 but moved to the ASM team, for which Jamie Green, Lewis Hamilton, and Paul di Resta won the previous three titles.
Sébastien Buemi led the championship in the early stages but Grosjean moved ahead with a victory in the ninth race of the season at Mugello. Romain Grosjean maintained a lead in the standings from that point onwards and won the title at the final round of the year with one race in hand.
Grosjean was confirmed as Renault’s test driver for 2008, replacing Nelson Piquet Jr., who graduated to a race seat. He drove a Formula One car for the first time at the UK round of the 2008 World Series by Renault weekend at Silverstone on 7 and 8 June 2008, where he gave a number of demonstrations of the previous year’s R27 car.
He initially continued in the test driver role at Renault for 2009, but took over Piquet’s seat in the wake of the Crashgate controversy from the European Grand Prix onwards. Grosjean qualified 14th at the European Grand Prix. He was knocked out of Q2 0.323 seconds off the pace of team mate Fernando Alonso.
He finished 15th in the race after a first lap collision with Luca Badoer necessitated a stop for a new front wing. For the next round in Belgium Grosjean qualified 19th, which he blamed on traffic and yellow flags. In the race he was eliminated on the first lap after a collision with Jenson Button.
At the Italian Grand Prix, Grosjean qualified a career best 12th, but made a poor start, damaged his car with contact at the first corner, spun on the second lap, and finished 15th. He described himself as “very disappointed” after the race.
On 29 September 2015, it was announced that Grosjean would race for the Haas F1 Team, who were joining the Formula One grid for the 2016 season. He was partnered by former Sauber driver and Ferrari test driver Esteban Gutiérrez. In the team’s first race, the Australian Grand Prix, Grosjean finished sixth to record Haas’ first points and making them the first team since Toyota Racing to score points in their debut. He was eventually voted Formula One’s first Driver of the Day. Grosjean scored again in the following Bahrain Grand Prix by finishing in the fifth position, winning Driver of the Day again.
Romain Grosjean crash
Romain Grosjean is being treated for burns to his hands and will stay in hospital overnight after miraculously walking away from a huge first-lap crash at the Bahrain GP that saw his Haas car split in two and burst into flames.
The crash had the appearance of something from a bygone age, as the car broke in two, caught fire and split the barrier, before coming to rest embedded between two twisted sheets of metal on its side.
Grosjean hit the barrier at 137mph and the impact measured a force of 53G. He was in the inferno for nearly 30 seconds before extracting himself and then being helped over the barrier by FIA doctor Ian Roberts, who had just arrived in the medical car, run towards the flames, and helped a marshal set off a fire extinguisher before going to the driver’s aid.
An update from Romain himself. Pleased to see you’re in good spirits! We hope you make a speedy recovery 🙏 pic.twitter.com/njnjjH4GBi
— Haas F1 Team (@HaasF1Team) November 29, 2020
Romain Grosjean salary, net worth
According to data available, Romain Grosjean makes $2.6 million annually for the career and his net worth is pegged at $20 million as at September 2020.