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Grosjean open to F1 return with Andretti



Grosjean open to F1 return

Grosjean says it’s not out of the question to make a comeback to Formula One with Andretti.

Romain Grosjean has left the door open to the possibility of a return to Formula One, despite being 39 years old, if he were to receive an offer from Andretti.

It has been over two years since Grosjean was involved in a near-fatal accident at the Bahrain Grand Prix, where his Haas car collided with a barrier, broke in two, and caught fire, on the opening lap.

Since the accident, Grosjean, who is now 36 years old, has established a career in IndyCar. He initially competed with Dale Coyne Racing in 2021 and then switched to Andretti Autosport for the following season, and will continue to race for them this term.

In addition to Grosjean’s racing efforts, Andretti is also working behind the scenes to secure a place in Formula One. The team has recently teamed up with General Motors/Cadillac to increase their chances of success in their bid.

Although it is unlikely that Formula One will expand until 2026, following the recent opening of the Expressions of Interest process by the FIA earlier this month, Grosjean has hinted that he would be open to making a return to the sport.

“One thing I learned last year is to never rule anything out,” Grosjean stated in an interview with GQ Sports.

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“I used to tell my wife that I would never live in the U.S., race in a U.S. series, or compete in the Indy 500, but I’ve ended up doing all three of those things,” Grosjean said.

“So, I’ve learned that you never know what the future holds. At the moment, I am enjoying my time in IndyCar,” he added.

“I also enjoy competing in Lamborghini IMSA for endurance races, it’s the perfect balance for me,” Grosjean said.

Grosjean has indicated that if he were to make a return to Formula One, and it was with Andretti, then the team would need to be competitive and successful from the start.

To highlight the challenges that Andretti would face, it is worth mentioning that despite being on the Formula One grid for seven seasons since its debut in 2016, Haas has never had a driver finish on the podium.

The best performance by Haas in its 144 Formula One races was Kevin Magnussen’s pole position at the São Paulo Grand Prix before the start of last season.

“There’s no doubt that Formula One remains the pinnacle of motorsport,” said the French driver. “So if it were a winning team, then yes, I would consider it.”


“Andretti would have a lot of work ahead of them if they were to make it to Formula One, just as Haas did,” Grosjean added.

“At the moment, I would say I prefer to stay in IndyCar, but as I said earlier, you never know what the future holds,” Grosjean concluded.

“When things are set in stone and in front of you, it can sometimes change your perspective,” Grosjean added.

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