Racing World Goes Berserk as Former F1 Drivers Clash On Twitter After Diabolical Indy Mishap

Published 08/08/2022, 4:16 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

Romain Grosjean stepped out of the world of F1 and took his talents to IndyCar racing. The Swiss-French driver suffered a horrific crash at the 2020 Bahrain GP. The crash marked the end of Grosjean’s Formula 1 career as he did not renew with Haas for another year.

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Grosjean did not stay away from racing for too long. The former F1 driver crossed the border and joined IndyCar racing to practice his trade yet again. However, Grosjean is not the only F1 driver to cross the divide and join IndyCar. Marcus Ericsson, the former Sauber driver, is also plying his trade as an IndyCar driver from 2019.

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As we all know, drivers always feud over incidents on the track in F1 all the time. Now Grosjean and Ericsson showcase that all motor sporting competitions are the same following their contact during the Nashville race. In the race with 11 laps to go in the 80-lap race, Grosjean made contact with Ericsson, which ruined his race.

MONTMELO, SPAIN: Romain Grosjean of France and Haas F1 looks on after stopping on track during day three of F1 Winter Testing at Circuit de Catalunya in Montmelo, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

However, with five laps to go, Grosjean received similar treatment from Josef Newgarden. The contact from Newgarden resulted in Grosjean retiring from the race. Not happy with the contact and how his race ended, Grosjean was quick to share his feelings on Twitter.

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What Grosjean would not have expected is the reply from Marcus Ericsson on his Tweet. “What goes around comes back around,” a simple yet punchy reply from Ericsson has caught everyone’s attention.

Former F1 drivers Romain Grosjean and Marcus Ericsson feud over crash

The simple five-worded reply to Grosjean’s tweet was enough to add fuel to the fire. Ericsson’s reply clearly was to remind Grosjean of their crash earlier in the race.

This was Grosjean’s tweet and Ericsson’s reply.

Newgarden had an interesting take on the incident, but as we know, Grosjean did not agree. However, it was Ericsson’s reply that caught all the attention.

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The savage response from Ericsson sets a precedent for the coming races between the two former F1 drivers. It will be interesting to see how Grosjean replies to this tweet from Ericsson as well.

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Mahim Suhalka

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Mahim Suhalka is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. This Sports Management post-graduate is an ardent supporter of the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team and their lead driver, Lewis Hamilton. The fact that Lewis dominated one of the most expensive sports in the world for all these years, despite his humble beginnings, has been a huge inspiration for Mahim and has made him a tenured fan of the competitive sport itself.

Edited By: Tony Thomas

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