Romain Grosjean will move to the NTT IndyCar Series for the upcoming season
The 34-year-old Frenchman has signed with Dale Coyne Racing with RWR for #51, where he will do the road- and street courses.
He will skip the oval races, where another driver will take the wheel of the car.
The Indycar series will be brand new territory for Grosjean, who only has raced at COTA in Texas in the USA, so he will have to learn a lot of new tracks.
He is a big user of iRacing, so he will definitely be using a lot of hour in front of the screen, before he makes the westbound trip.
Grosjean has had two periods in Formula 1, where he started out with half a season at Renault in 2009, before being sent back to the lower ranks, since he did a few too many dangerous things and caused a bit too many incidents during the 7 races. He did a season in the FIA GT1 World Championship but stayed in contact with single-seaters through AutoGP and GP2. He won both the GP2 Asia and regular GP2 seasons in 2011, making his way back to F1 through that – first at Lotus and then moving on to HAAS.
Romain Grosjean will have Ed Jones as a teammate, who is part of the Dale Coyne and Vasser Sullivan collaboration, while the Rick Ware Racing (RWR) part of the team will field a car #52 at selected rounds.
The oval driver for #51 plus the driver for #52 will be announced at a later stage.
The NTT IndyCar Series 2021 season starts on 18 April at Barber Motorsports Park, Alabama.