SPOTTED: Grosjean Meets With ‘Old Friends’ Verstappen, Leclerc & Bottas on His F1 Return at Spa

Published 08/31/2021, 6:25 AM EDT
BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN: Romain Grosjean of France and Haas F1 walks in the Paddock before the F1 Grand Prix of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit on March in Bahrain, Bahrain. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)


In his last race in Formula 1, Romain Grosjean suffered a frightening crash at the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix. The Frenchman’s car was broke into two and quickly set on fire after his Haas crashed into the barrier at 220 KMPH on the opening lap of the race. Grosjean escaped the fireball with burns to his hands, a sprained left ankle, and bruising.

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After his horrifying crash last season, Romain Grosjean returned to Formula 1 at the Belgian Grand Prix after eight long months. Taking to Instagram, Romain Grosjean uploaded images from his official Instagram account with his ‘old friends’ Valtteri Bottas, Sergio Perez, Charles Leclerc, and title contender Max Verstappen. The Frenchman wrote: “Met some old friends whilst in Spa.”

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Guenther Steiner is happy to see Romain Grosjean’s success at IndyCar

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. Meanwhile, Grosjean’s former Formula 1 team principal, Guenther Steiner, is thrilled to see him succeed at IndyCar.

“I’m very happy for him. Last year was very tough for him. I’m not going back to the incident [in Bahrain]. It’s our car last year, you know, where we were. So it was a tough year for him,” said Steiner in an interview with Motorsport.com.

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“It’s good that he can come back and do what he’s doing. Because he is clearly surprising people because he’s not in one of the big three teams, which makes it already difficult, but he’s always showing that he’s there when there is something good to be taken.”

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)

“For sure, I know the guy now well enough, he will be very motivated by that. Because he lives on his results. That is what he does. So I’m very happy for him.”

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Will Romain Grosjean make his return to the pinnacle of motor racing in the near future? 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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