Romain Grosjean Reflects on His “Biggest Pride” in Heartfelt Post Announcing Haas F1 Exit

October 22, 2020 2:06 pm

Romain Grosjean will not continue with Haas F1 for the 2021 season. The American-based outfit was suggesting a complete change in their driver lineups for a while and the Frenchman is the first to go. Grosjean released the news a few hours earlier, but he knew it was coming for a longtime before that. The driver left no bitter thoughts and was overjoyed to have helped the team through these years.

The last chapter is closed and the book is finished. I’ve been with Haas F1 Team since day one.” read Grosjean’s Facebook post. The driver was with the team for almost half a decade and he could not have been any more grateful.

Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 26, 2020 Haas’ Romain Grosjean during practice Bryn Lennon/Pool via REUTERS

Romain Grosjean expressed his heartfelt gratitude to Haas F1 for the time he was there. The entire motive of any activity is to grow through it. The Frenchman believes that his time in the time shaped him to be a better racer and a better driver, and that was all he could ask for.

Five years during which we went through highs and lows, scored 110 points in 92 races, but the journey was worth it. I’ve learned a lot, improved to be a better driver as well as a better manposted the former Haas driver.

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Romain Grosjean feels proud to have worked with the Haas Crew

Although Grosjean has departed Haas, he will live in the hearts of his team. The crew in any F1 team is like a family. If there is an understanding among the crew, the job is half done. Romain knows he has made a place for himself in the heart of his team. Likewise, his team has also left a mark on him.

I hope I’ve also helped people in the team to improve themselves. This is probably my biggest pride, more than any of the crazy first races in 2016 or the P4 at the Austrian GP 2018. I wish the team all the best for the future,” wrote Romain Grosjean.

The Haas team had started well and looked bright. However, being a junior team, they got lost in the mad circus of F1. The team kept falling behind and became tail enders on the grid. However, Guenther Steiner is not ready to give up. He will take the risks and persevere get this team to a better position on the grid.

Romain Grosjean will look to try out other formats now that he is out of F1. He specifically mentioned the Endurance Championships with Le Mans and Daytona on his list. The driver has gained the required experience to earn a seat in those series.

F1 is not everyone’s ball game. Maybe he will do a lot better in another format. Whatever be the story, we wish the Frenchman all the best for his future.

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Indrasish Ganguly

Indrasish Ganguly is an F1 author at Essentially Sports. An avid fan of the F1 championship, the Kolkata based writer admires Lewis Hamilton the most on the F1 grid. His interest in racing stems from his love for cars and speed. Besides his affinity for F1, he is pursuing his Bachelors Degree in English at Calcutta University.

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