Romain Grosjean Emotional After Making His Kids Proud With IndyCar Performance in Nashville

Published 08/09/2021, 11:31 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)


Romain Grosjean may not have won the Music City Grand Prix, but he left the race thrilled. Having finished the race in P5 in Nashville, he left the race with a smile, as this was the first time that his kids saw him leading in a race.

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He took to social media to express his delight after the Music City Grand Prix. The former Haas driver was emotional as he posted a sweet message on Twitter.

For their first time at a race, my kids saw my leading. How cool is that???” said Grosjean.

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Romain Grosjean to test in IndyCar oval to secure his seat for the full season

As reported by Autosport, Romain will test in Gateway to make his debut in the IndyCar oval next month. With the test, Grosjean is looking to secure his seat in the series for the rest of the season.

“We’re going to test with Romain at Gateway on 27 July, because we have every intention of doing the race there next month,” said Dale Coyne, owner of the team Grosjean races for.

Romain Grosjean of France and Haas F1 looks on as drivers line up on the grid for a photo prior to day one of Formula 1 Winter Testing at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

“It’s also a good test because it’s a day-and-night test – runs from mid-afternoon to 11 o’clock at night–so it will also give him a good experience of how a track evolves, the different downforce levels he’ll feel in hot conditions and night conditions,” said Coyne.

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Andretti Motorsport is very much interested in getting the former F1 driver

Dale Coyne is very happy with Grosjean in his team. But he acknowledged the fact that there is outside interest for the Frenchman, with Andretti Motorsport looking to get him for next season.

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“Andretti’s team is good, and I understand a driver wanting to go there, but I think we’re doing a good job for him, too. He’s been quick everywhere we’ve run him, in qualifying and the race, which shows he’s pretty complete,” said Dale.

BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN: Romain Grosjean of France and Haas F1 walks in the Paddock before the F1 Grand Prix of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit in March in Bahrain, Bahrain. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

“But there’s no one more interested in him than we are. He’s done a great job for us – super personality, really nice guy who’s just loved IndyCar from pretty much the moment he arrived,” concluded Coyne.

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It is heartening to see how quickly Grosjean has become a hot commodity in IndyCar as he struggled to get the attention in F1.

Will Grosjean stay with Coyne next season? Let us know.

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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sport Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been a ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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