WATCH: Romain Grosjean’s Classy Gift to American F1 Hopeful

Published 09/17/2021, 6:53 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)


The world of motorsports is well connected, whether it is in Formula One or IndyCar. So it is no surprise to see drivers giving gifts to other drivers, and that’s exactly what happened with current F3 American driver, Juan Manuel Correa, and former Haas driver, Romain Grosjean.

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The 22-year-old was given a high-end gaming PC by the French driver. Correa was extremely grateful for this gesture and took to Instagram to give thanks to Grosjean.

Romain Grosjean gives a gift to Correa

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Most drivers give gifts during the Christmas season. However, Grosjean was feeling generous and got a top-of-the-line gaming PC for the F3 driver.

Upon receiving this gift, Correa was overjoyed and wrote on his Instagram story, “New weapon. Thank you. Predator Gaming, Romain Grosjean.”

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The Frenchman gives his thoughts on Esports

For many traditional drivers, Esports isn’t something they have thought a lot about. However, seeing how expensive karting and the junior Formula series are getting, Grosjean has changed his mind about Esports.

Speaking to Nathan Quinn from The Race, the former Haas driver said, “I got in touch with Triple A to help me manage the structure because I was very, very excited about joining Esports but also I didn’t have much knowledge.

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“Initially it was quite complicated to know exactly where to go, how to find drivers and what to do. Then we want to have some opportunities where they can come to races, we can meet and do some stuff together, go go-karting together. So really I want to be involved and if we can find the next talent via Esports we will give it a go.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – MARCH 14: Romain Grosjean of France and Haas F1 walks in the Paddock during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Australia at Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit on March 14, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

“Go-karting, Formula 4 are very, very expensive and it’s very complicated to start a racing career if you don’t have the right funds. So really what I want to achieve is to see if there’s a chance that we can find drivers that have the level to go racing via Esports and putting them into real racing and see if we can find the next talents for the next generation,” he concluded.

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Currently occupied with IndyCar, do you think we will get to see more of Grosjean in Esports? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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