EXCLUSIVE: Romain Grosjean To Compete In IndyCar Before Joining Peugeot In WEC

Ex-F1 driver Romain Grosjean will compete in IndyCar in 2021, Formula1News.co.uk understands.

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Romain Grosjean’s F1 career was cut short after he suffered a horror crash on the opening lap of the Bahrain Grand Prix which prevented him from contesting the final two grand prix of 2020.

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However, the Frenchman is looking to continue his racing career outside of the pinnacle of motorsport.

Specifically, Formula1News.co.uk understands that Grosjean plans on competing in IndyCar in 2021, before joining Peugeot’s World Endurance Championship (WEC) driver squad the following year.

He is yet to finalise a contract with an IndyCar team for 2021, this publication understands.

In November, the Frenchman said he is interested in racing in WEC alongside Kevin Magnussen.

The pair raced together for several years at Haas and they were both simultaneously axed ahead of the 2021 F1 season to make way for Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin.

“I’m looking at endurance racing. If you’re good with your teammate and you’re having a great time with them and the whole team, it can be a very good experience,” Grosjean said.

“Actually, doing Le Mans 24 Hours virtually, with three team-mates, made me feel really special and made me really want to do it in real life.

“I think that Kevin [Magnussen] has been one of the best teammates I’ve ever had. He’s much faster than what people think, he’s a great racer […] I wouldn’t mind racing in endurance racing with Kevin as a teammate. I think we’d find a good compromise and we’d have fun,” he added.

Last week, it was reported that Magnussen is set to race with Peugeot in WEC in 2022, though the Danish driver is yet to confirm his racing plans.

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