Romain Grosjean has signed up to compete in the 2021 IndyCar season with Dale Coyne Racing, as the former Haas F1 driver gets ready to make his return following his Bahrain GP accident at the end of last year. Grosjean had spoken of his interest in entering the US-based series after it was confirmed that himself and team-mate Kevin Magnussen would be leaving Haas after the 2020 campaign, but a horrific Sakhir crash in November prematurely ended his F1 career and raised questions about his motorsport future.
“I’m very excited for this opportunity,” said Grosjean. “I had different options in front of me for this coming season and choosing to go IndyCar Racing was definitively my favourite 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.” he added. “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.”
“We’ve been talking to Romain for some time now, even before his accident at Bahrain,” said team owner Dale Coyne. “He has shown interest in the 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.”