VIDEO: Grosjean Has Déjà Vu Moment as He Embarrassingly Crashes Indy Safety Car in the Pits

Published 09/19/2021, 8:41 AM EDT
Romain Grosjean (Haas) during the Formula 1 test in Barcelona, in Barcelona, Spain. Photo: Joan Valls/Urbanandsport /NurPhoto


Romain Grosjean will always be one of the best drivers in F1 to not win a Grand Prix. He had 10 podiums in his time at the pinnacle of the motorsport but could win any race. He has always been quick, but his speed has led him to many accidents on the track.

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The former Haas driver has been involved in some of the most dangerous crashes in motorsport in the past decade. Grosjean is currently racing in IndyCar, but his crashing spree has continued in that series too.

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Romain Grosjean crashes a Civic Type R pace car at Laguna Seca

The Frenchman crashed Honda Civic Type R while entering the pit lane at the Laguna Seca. He and teammate Ed Jones were filming a track review segment in the car before the car suffered an apparent brake problem.

The issue led them to crash the car while entering the pit lane. The heavy crash meant that it deployed the airbags in the car, but both drivers came out of the car safe.

The car would have been the pace car at the race this weekend in Laguna Seca. According to Road & Track, a Honda representative said, “There was minor shunt at the pit at the end of a filming session.

“(Romain) reported a possible brake issue in the car, but thankfully both drivers are fine. That’s the most important thing.”

He said that I was an idiot, I’m blind: Marcus Ericsson

Romain Grosjean is in his rookie season in the IndyCar series. He had previously mentioned when he left F1 last season; he had discussions with former Sauber driver Marcus Ericsson about the series.

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Ericsson and Grosjean have both raced in F1 and were involved in a few crashes. Grosjean had blamed Marcus for crashing into him at the 2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix, but the Swede was in no way near the Haas. Romain came on the radio and said,” I think Ericsson hit us.”

2018 Baku is not the only time the two tussled on the track. In 2016 Chinese Grand Prix, things got a bit heated between them as Marcus pointed out,” He said that I was an idiot, I’m blind — (Grosjean was) not behaving like a mature adult.” said Ericsson.

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But both drivers have managed to impress in the IndyCar series with Grosjean finishing on the podium and Ericsson winning a couple of race.

Can Grosjean take part in the Laguna Seca? Let us know.

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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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