About to complete his first year in the American category IndyCar after ten seasons in the F1, the French Romain Grosjean he feels authoritative enough to compare both divisions and, incidentally, advise young riders who wish to race in the Maximum.
“I was one of the 20 lucky guys out of the whole world who made it to Formula 1. I had an incredible track record. The last few years were a bit rough and frustrating. I knew I had the conditions to drive, but I couldn't prove anything ", explained Grosjean, who closed his campaign in F.1 with Haas, one of the teams at the back of the grid, after competing for Renault y Lotus.
"Definitely getting to a place where you can fight to be ahead and you have your engineer telling you that you are the fastest car, you are first, fighting for podiums, it is definitely rebirth", admitted the Frenchman about his present in IndyCar, a specialty he arrived in 2021 and in which he already achieved two second places and a third.
“I understand that a lot of young people want to get to Formula 1. If it's to be at the back of the grid every weekend, I think you're better off here. There is freedom to drive the car the way you like to drive it. You don't need to be careful with batteries, tire temperatures and stuff. You just get in the car, get out of the pits and push every lap. "admitted Grosjean.
"Enjoying each lap, the fact of being able to be competitive in any team, the atmosphere in the paddock and, obviously, the support of the fans makes me enjoy a lot", concluded.
During his time in F.1, Grosjean contested 183 Grands Prix and was on the podium ten times. His campaign closed with a serious accident at the 2020 Bahrain GP, where he miraculously saved his life after being trapped in his car engulfed in flames for half a minute.