Ex-F1 driver Romain Grosjean reveals his IndyCar successes

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Swiss racing driver Romain Grosjean began a new adventure in the US-based NTT IndyCar series last year after a horrific end to his Formula 1 career. He survived a catastrophic crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix 2020. Leaving F1 after 10 seasons, Grosjean moved to IndyCar in 2021, driving for Dale Coyne Racing. It was a solid first outing for Grosjean as he finished 15th in the drivers standings with 272 points in 2021.

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For the 2022 season, Grosjean has moved to Andretti Autosport and will drive alongside American driver Colton Herta. The 17-race 2022 calendar is set to begin tomorrow with the inaugural race in St. Petersburg and the final race on September 11 at Laguna Seca. The Swiss driver recently took part in his first practice session as an Andretti driver and he edged his team-mate Herta to finish first.

August 14, 2021; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Indy Series driver Romain Grosjean (51) during the Big Machine Spike Cooler Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports

In addition, fans around the world voted Grosjean as the number 1 driver for this season. Although his stint as an F1 star ended disappointingly, Grosjean enjoys a popular fan base in motorsport. He often mingles with his fans via social media, constantly giving updates on his personal and professional life, making him one of the most beloved characters in the sport.

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Romain Grosjean voted No. 1 driver in a global fan survey

Just like F1, IndyCar also holds a survey to find out who is the fan favorite each season. As Grosjean enters his second season as an IndyCar driver, he has received a tremendous moral boost from his fans around the world. Grosjean sees IndyCar as his rebirth as a racing driver and being voted #1 certainly means a lot to him.

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In a recent interview, he shared his thoughts on this delightful achievement. “It was amazing. After just one year in IndyCar, being voted the most popular driver was pretty amazing,” says Grosjean as reported by Motorsport.com.

“I have a story, I come from 10 years in F1, the fire and the return to racing in IndyCar, the discovery of a championship where I think it was a setback. I use the ‘Phoenix’ as nickname not because of the fire, it’s related to a rebirth of myself through IndyCar, having fun and having fun. he added.

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The 2022 IndyCar season kicks off tomorrow in St. Petersburg. Fans are hoping to see outstanding performances from Grosjean in his new adventure.

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