Formula 1 Driver Details

Romain Grosjean

Data and Statistics

Date of Birth April 14, 1986 Championships 4 (0 Won)
Place of Birth Geneva, CHE Grand Prix 64 (0 Won)
Nationality FRA Podiums 9
Weight/Height 71 kg / 180 cm Poles 0
First GP August 24, 2009 Fastest Laps 1
Last GP November 23, 2014 Highest Position 2 (x2)
Constructors Renault, Lotus F1 Team Highest Pole 2 (x2)
Website aingrosjean.com
Pole
Position
Race
Position
Race
Points
Year/Team1234567891011121314151617181920PtsPos
2014
Lotus F1 Team
AUS
0RET22
MYS
01115
BHR
01216
CHN
0RET10
ESP
485
MCO
4814
CAN
0RET14
AUT
01422
GBR
01211
DEU
0RET14
HUN
0RET14
BEL
0RET15
ITA
01617
SGP
01316
JPN
01516
RUS
01715
USA
01116
BRA
01714
ARE
01318
  814
2013
Lotus F1 Team
AUS
1108
MYS
8611
CHN
296
BHR
1538
ESP
0RET6
MCO
0RET13
CAN
01322
GBR
0197
DEU
1535
HUN
863
BEL
487
ITA
4813
SGP
0RET3
KOR
1533
JPN
1534
IND
15317
ARE
1246
USA
1823
BRA
0RET6
  1327
2012
Lotus F1 Team
AUS
0RET3
MYS
0RET6
CHN
8610
BHR
1537
ESP
1243
MCO
0DNF20
CAN
1827
EUR
0RET4
GBR
869
DEU
01819
HUN
1532
BEL
0RET8
  SGP
678
JPN
0194
KOR
677
IND
2911
ARE
0DNF9
USA
678
BRA
0DNF18
968
2009
Renault
           EUR
01514
BEL
0RET19
ITA
01512
SGP
0RET18
JPN
01617
BRA
01313
ARE
01819
    023
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Driver Bio

Romain Grosjean was born in Geneva, Switzerland but races under the French flag as he holds both citizenships, French coming from his mother.

Grosjean was a latecomer to motorsport and started karting later than most drivers at the age of 14.

In 2003 he won all 10 races in the Formula Lista 1.6 Series in Switzerland and won his first championship before moving onto Formula Renault 2.0 French Championships.

Grosjean spent two seasons in the French Formula Renault series and won the championship in 2005 after winning 10 races.

His performances in the Formula Renault series attracted the attention of Renault, who signed him up to their Driver Development Programme.

The Frenchman graduated to Formula Three in 2006 and went on to win the championship the following year.

Impressed by his continued form, Renault promoted him to Test Driver and Grosjean continued to develop his talent by winning the inaugural GP2 Asia series in 2008 following four wins.

Grosjean’s break into Formula One came after the 2009 summer break as a replacement for Nelson Piquet Junior at Renault. His inexperience was evident and he was involved in a number of incidents and struggled to keep up with teammate Fernando Alonso’s performance.

Renault chose not to re-sign Grosjean for 2010 and he briefly took part in the GT1 World Championship, where he won two races before returning to single seater racing for DAMS in both Auto GP and GP2.

Despite missing the first two rounds Grosjean won the 2010 Auto GP series and finished 14th in the GP2 series after taking part in only eight races.

2011 was a great year for Grosjean and saw him win the GP2 Asia series and the GP2 series racing for DAMS.

His second shot at F1 came in 2012 when Lotus (formerly Renault) offered him a drive alongside 2007 World Champion Kimi Raikkonen.

His quick and aggressive driving style saw him involved in a number of incidents once again. In between the incidents though, we saw flashes of strong driving, which resulted in a couple of podium appearances for the Frenchman.

The incidents continued throughout the season, which led to Red Bull Racing’s Mark Webber branding him a ‘first lap nutcase’. An incident involving a number of drivers going into the first corner at the 2012 Belgian Grand Prix saw him become the first driver in 18 years to receive a one-race ban.

At the start of the 2013 he seemed to return more cautious, leaving some fans wondering whether he could be fast without being overly-aggressive.

Towards the halfway point of the season Grosjean seemed to become more consistent and went on to score three consecutive podiums towards the end of the season and outperformed teammate Raikkonen.

Grosjean’s impressive form at the end of 2013 season puts him in good stead for a shot at the 2014 championship providing Lotus give him another competitive car.

Car number: Grosjean chose the number 8 because his wife’s birthday is the 8th December, they began dating in 2008 and he says ‘to my eyes my son is the 8th wonder of the world’.
 

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