Romain Grosjean to compete in IndyCar in 2021 with Dale Coyne Racing

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Romain Grosjean was in a horrific accident in Formula One towards the end of the 2020 season. The driver has since departed that series.

He has signed with Dale Coyne Racing. He’ll compete in the NTT IndyCar Series.

Former Formula One driver Romain Grosjean smiles while he pets an animal with his burned hands
Romain Grosjean smiles while he pets an animal with his burned hands (Photo by Romain Grosjean/Instagram)

The entry that he’ll drive is the No. 51 car. It’ll also be co-owned by Rick Ware Racing.

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“I’m very excited for this opportunity to race in the United States in the NTT IndyCar Series,” Grosjean said. “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.”

He comes to IndyCar after spending nine seasons driving in Formula One. He competed in F1 in 2009 then 2012 through 2020.

Grosjean will compete in all road and street courses. The team has not said if he’ll drive the No. 51 entry on the ovals.

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In November at the Bahrain Grand Prix, he was involved in a scary crash that went viral. The fiery crash caused Grosjean to suffer burns to his hands.

“We’ve been talking to Romain for some time now, even before his accident at Bahrain,” Team Owner Dale Coyne said. “He has shown interest in the NTT IndyCar Series for the past several months and we’re very happy that he has chosen to pursue his career with us and excited to welcome a driver with his pedigree to America, the Series, and our team. We feel that he’ll be a force to be reckoned with in the Series.”

He had 10 podiums in his Formula 1 career. His last podium came during the 2015 season.

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