Romain Grosjean’s Twitter Faux Pas Brings Back Unpleasant Haas F1 Memories

Published 10/03/2021, 8:05 AM EDT
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


Former F1 driver, Romain Grosjean, has found great success in the IndyCar series, much more than he did with Haas in F1. Both fans and Grosjean are aware of this; the driver even encouraged aspiring racers to expand to the alternate series. As Grosjean keeps updating his fans on his experience via his YouTube channel, the driver took to Twitter to share some interesting comments.

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Recently, Grosjean posted an IndyCar vlog, covering the end of his rookie season in Portland, Laguna Seca, and Long Beach. As the video also showcased some impressive highlights from the races, fans not only appreciated the well-deserved success but also took the chance to joke around a bit.

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However, in appreciating the positive comments, the Dale Coyne driver may have forgotten to filter out the comments referencing his previous chapter.

A comment read: “Romain Grosjean has more overtakes in two races at Indycar than in two years in F1.” Having made it a part of the tweet, the subtle dig didn’t go unnoticed by fans. A positive comment in a way, Grosjean would have been better cropping it off.

Nonetheless, the comment is true in a manner of speaking. Grosjean‘s rookie season in the American series has been so much more rewarding for the driver than his years chasing the rest of the grid in Formula 1. He is now on podiums and is getting recognized for what he truly is: a great racer.

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The driver even came second in the rookie championship, having scored 272 points and a pole position. He even stands fifteenth in the championship standings, which has 43 drivers. His former teammate at Haas, Kevin Magnussen, sits in 42.

It has been an interesting year for the Swiss driver, who will drive for a different team in 2022. He will now be moving to one of the biggest names in the series, Andretti Autosport.

While everyone is joyous to see the driver thrive in his new environment, a familiar voice closer to his F1 family has been the happiest. Guenther Steiner, the team principal at Haas, admits being happy for his driver despite the two being too busy to stay in touch.

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Steiner had said“I watched the race in Laguna Seca and it looks like he is enjoying himself which I am very happy about because he was an integral part of Haas, to get Haas actually going.” 

Formula One F1 – Eifel Grand Prix – Nurburgring, Nurburg, Germany – October 10, 2020 Haas’ Romain Grosjean in action during qualifying Pool via REUTERS/Bryn Lennon

Steiner is also glad to see Grosjean find a seat in Andretti. “I hope he is doing well, he has now got the opportunity to have a very good car. I mean his car this year didn’t seem to be too bad, he put the fight on with other people so fair play.”

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As Grosjean finally finds his footing at IndyCar, fans couldn’t be more thrilled for the driver. Although, maybe we can cut him some slack for his Haas years.

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Shreya Sanjeev

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Shreya Sanjeev is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having attained a journalism degree from St Xavier's College, she finds comfort in the sound of her keyboard while typing and excitement in the sound of F1 cars speeding on a track. A street circuit and Daniel Ricciardo fan through and through, Shreya claims the 2018 Monaco GP to be one of her favorite races of all time.

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