Romain Grosjean Pokes Fun at HIMSELF for Over-the-top Podium Celebrations at IMS

Published 08/20/2021, 5:38 AM EDT
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – Romain Grosjean of France and Haas F1 prepares to drive in the garage during practice for the F1 Grand Prix of Brazil at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images)


After being dropped by the Haas F1 Team at the end of the 2020 season, Romain Grosjean joined Dale Coyne Racing to compete in IndyCar. So far in his rookie year, the Frenchman has been immensely impressive, securing two podiums in 12 races.

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During the Big Machine Grand Prix, the Frenchman finished second behind the Australian driver, Will Power. Grosjean was delighted after securing his second runner-up finish in IndyCar. Meanwhile, during the victory ceremony, the Frenchman replicated the infamous meme in which one athlete celebrates all by himself while the other two stare at him.

Taking to Twitter, Romain Grosjean hilariously mocks himself and tweets from his official account, “Sounds just like me…”

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Coyne is hopeful Romain Grosjean will stay despite Andretti Autosport rumors

Romain Grosjean has been heavily rumored to replace Ryan Hunter-Reay at Andretti Autosport next season. Meanwhile, Dale Coyne, the team owner of the American racing team, hopes that they can retain the former Formula 1 driver, Grosjean, despite Andretti Autosport’s rumors.

“I think he’s happy with us, although I realize lots of people are looking at him right now. We’ve done a good job for him. I think he understands that.” said Dale Coyne in an interview with Autosport.

“We took a chance on him, he took a chance on us, and I think it’s worked out good for both of us and I hope that pays off for both of us in the end and we’re able to keep him next year.”

Aug 14, 2021; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Indy Series driver Romain Grosjean (51) during the Big Machine Spiked Coolers Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports.

“Andretti’s team is good, and I understand a driver wanting to go there but I think we’re doing a good job for him, too. He’s been quick everywhere we’ve run him, in qualifying and the race, which shows he’s pretty complete. But you need to have the car to get the job done, and I think he’s helped show that we’re pretty complete.”

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Romain Grosjean currently sits P15 in the IndyCar series standings, ten places behind former Alfa Romeo driver, Marcus Ericsson.

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Can Romain Grosjean register his first win in IndyCar, with just four races left this season? What do you think? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Pingaksh Sharma

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Pingaksh Sharma is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been following this sport since India hosted the Grand Prix in 2012 and has been an ardent supporter of the eventual race winner, Sebastian Vettel. He is also a fan of Max Verstappen and Red Bull and hopes the former breaks the Lewis Hamilton dominance.

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