Marcus Ericsson holds talks with ‘over-aggressive’ Romain Grosjean

Marcus Ericsson and Romain Grosjean collided in Nashville.

Chip Ganassi IndyCar driver, Marcus Ericsson, has revealed that he has held positive talks with Andretti racer Romain Grosjean after some tension following the Music City Grand Prix.

The Frenchman’s initial links with Ericsson were initially light-hearted ones after his crash at the 2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Formula 1, when he lost control of his Haas under Safety Car conditions.

His then engineer, Gary Gannon, suggested over the radio that Ericsson’s Sauber may have been responsible for the collision, even though he was significantly further behind.

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In Nashville, however, the pair did come together, with Ericsson feeling that Grosjean had driven him off the road.

The Swede later lost drive, sending him down to 14th, while Grosjean was later involved in another incident, this time with Josef Newgarden as crashed out.

The former Renault, Lotus and Haas driver vented his frustrations on Twitter, before Ericsson replied, “what goes around comes around.”

The pair have since had a chat about the incident, and they amicably explained where they were both coming from.

“It went well, it was good to talk to him after,” said Ericsson, quoted by

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“I felt that maybe he had been a bit over-aggressive with me, we talked about that.

“When I look back at it, I don’t think he did anything wrong particularly in that situation, but obviously he has been in a few incidents over the season. That’s racing, right?

“There was some drama with people talking about things after the race, but that’s good for the sport at the end of the day.”

Last weekend at the Bommarito 500, Ericsson finished seventh behind championship leader Will Power as Newgarden won the race.

The ex-Sauber racer has now fallen to fourth in the Drivers’ Standings, 17 points adrift of Power, so the previous result in Nashville was costly for the 31-year-old, but he accepts that this is part and parcel of racing.

“It was frustrating for me to get taken out there at the end of the race, that was tough for me to accept because if I had just finished in the top five or six, I would be leading the championship again,” added Ericsson.

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“It’s a bit frustrating, but that’s racing.”

Grosjean finished 13th last weekend, and he now sits 14th in the Drivers’ Standings, three points behind 13th-placed Simon Pagenaud.