Former Formula One driver Romain Grosjean says he is excited about starting the next chapter in his racing career. It was announced last week that the Frenchman will join Dale Coyne Racing with Rick Ware Racing for all the road and street course IndyCar Series races in 2021.
Speaking following the announcement, Grosjean who spent nine years in Formula One commented saying:
“I’m very excited for this opportunity to race in the United States in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. “I had different options in front of me for this coming season and choosing to go IndyCar Racing was definitively my favorite one. Although, I’m not ready yet to take on the ovals! IndyCar has a much more level playing field than what I have been used to in my career so far. It will be exciting to challenge for podiums and wins again. My left hand is still healing, but we are just about ready to get back into the race car and to start this next chapter of my career.”
Romain Grosjean on joining the NTT IndyCar Series for 2021
Grosjean joins Ed Jones at Dale Coyne Racing as Jones returns to the sport following a year away from the sport.
Romain Grosjean will get his first opportunity to get behind the wheel of an IndyCar when he tests for Dale Coyne Racing on Monday 22nd February at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama.
Grosjean joins fellow Formula One alumni, Takuma Sato, (defending Indianapolis 500 winner), 2016 Indianapoils 500 winner, Alexander Rossi, Marcus Ericsson and Max Chilton in IndyCar.
The 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season gets underway on Sunday 18th April at Barber Motorsports Park with the IndyCar Grand Prix of Alabama.