Romain Grosjean

Romain Grosjean

Swiss racing driver
Date of Birth: 17.04.1986
Country: Switzerland

Biography of Romain Grosjean

Romain Grosjean is a Swiss racing driver who competes under a French racing license. He was born on April 17, 1986, in Geneva, Switzerland. Grosjean began his racing career in the Swiss Formula Renault series in 2003, where he won all 10 races. He then moved on to the French Formula Renault championship in 2004, finishing seventh in his first season and becoming champion in 2005 with ten victories.

In 2006, Grosjean made his debut in Formula 3, competing in the Euroseries Formula 3 championship. Although the season was challenging, he managed to finish on the podium once and ended the season in 13th place. However, during his only appearance in the British Formula 3, he won both races from pole position and set the fastest lap.

Grosjean continued in the Euroseries Formula 3 in 2007, joining ASM Formule 3, the team that had produced previous champions such as Jamie Green, Lewis Hamilton, and Paul di Resta. After winning the ninth race of the season in Mugello, he took the lead in the championship and went on to become the champion with one race to spare.

In 2008, Grosjean competed in the GP2 Asia Series for ART Grand Prix, winning the championship with four victories. He then continued with the team in the 2008 GP2 Series, finishing the season in fourth place and being named the Rookie of the Year.

For the 2009 season, Renault provided Grosjean with a seat in the Barwa Addax team, which had won the team championship in 2008. He won two races during the season, further showcasing his talent.

Grosjean's Formula 1 journey began in 2008 when he became the test driver for the Renault team, replacing Nelson Piquet Jr. He made his first appearance in a Formula 1 car during the 2008 World Series by Renault event at Silverstone. After the Hungarian Grand Prix in 2009, Grosjean was promoted to the role of the team's primary driver following Piquet's dismissal.

In 2012, Grosjean joined the Lotus team as their main driver, alongside Kimi Räikkönen. He had a strong start to the season, qualifying in third place in the first race, but was unfortunately forced to retire due to a collision with Pastor Maldonado.

Overall, Romain Grosjean has proven himself to be a talented and competitive racing driver, with notable achievements in various racing series, including a championship win in the GP2 Series in 2011.