The fact that Romain Grosjean survived the horrific fire accident in Bahrain in 2020 is nothing short of a miracle. Apart from severe burns on his hands, the Formula One driver was able to recover. In the end it didn't help him, HAAS team boss Günther Steiner announced Romain Grosjean's departure from the HAAS racing team at the end of the season.
Luck in misfortune
In addition, Romain Grosjean did not manage to get a place in another Formula 1 racing team for the new 2021 season. So everything looked as if Grosjean would have to say goodbye to the premier class of motorsport completely. But the tide seems to have turned for him - at least in part. Because Grosjean joyfully announced on Twitter that he is "back in Formula1" with immediate effect.
After Grosjean founded his own Esports racing team R8G in April 2020, team member Erhan Jajovski even managed to hold his own at the top this year in the new Formula E: Accelerate 2021. Grosjean himself competed in the VCO ProSIM SERIES races.
Just like in the real races, Team HAAS had no luck in the virtual version in 2020. This is about to change, because as of now Romain Grosjean is the new team boss of the Haas F1 Esports Team.
In what way Grosjean will take on a direct role in the management of the Haas F1 Esports Team is not yet entirely clear. The racing career of the multiple podium finisher is not over yet. He will compete for Dale Coyne Racing in the IndyCar Series this season. Nevertheless, Grosjean has stated that he is "very happy" to lead Haas' esports efforts this season. He added that he is "really looking forward to the first race and seeing what we can build together in esports competition."