Romain Grosjean Net Worth & Biography - Celebrity Net Worth

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Introduction

NET WORTH

$20M

Romain Grosjean is a racing driver with French-Swiss nationality currently competing in the 2021 IndyCar Series with Dale Coyne Racing. Grosjean had previously spent nine seasons in Formula One for a variety of teams, picking up 10 podiums.

He dominated the 2005 French Formula Renault championship at his first attempt and joined the Renault young driver programme. He was the 2007 Formula 3 Euro Series drivers' champion.

In 2008 he became the inaugural GP2 Asia Series champion and came 4th in his first year in GP2. In 2009 he made his Formula One debut for Renault at the European Grand Prix and came 4th again in GP2 despite missing the final eight races. As of , Romain Grosjean has an estimated net worth of about $20M.

At a Glance

  • Full name: Romain Grosjean
  • Birthday: 17 April 1986
  • Age:
  • Net worth: $20M
  • Occupation: Formula One Racing Driver
  • Nationality: French Republic, Switzerland.

Net Worth

In 2012, Romain Grosjean returned to Formula One with the Lotus F1 Team, alongside Kimi Räikkönen. He took his first Formula One podium at the 2012 Bahrain Grand Prix and took his first fastest lap in the 2012 Spanish Grand Prix. He became the first driver since 1994 to receive a race ban after causing a multi-car pile up, at the 2012 Belgian Grand Prix. In 2013 he remained with Lotus, taking six podiums. As of , Romain Grosjean has an estimated net worth of about $20M.

Favorite Quotes from Romain Grosjean

“This time, I tried to go up, a bit more to the right. Doesn’t work. A bit more to the left. Doesn’t work. So I sit back down. Then there’s a bit of swearing going on. And I said, no, I can’t finish like this. I thought about Niki Lauda – the driver I love the most in the history of Formula 1.” – Romain Grosjean
“If I had to pick favorite parts of Interlagos, I would say the first and last corners. The first corner is really technical and punishes you if you get it wrong, while the last corner is so fast and really puts quite a strain on your body. As a driver, I really enjoy these corners.” – Romain Grosjean
“Tyre management has always been part of the qualifying strategy and the race itself. I don’t know about others; I know that I always push as much as I can to obtain the best result possible.” – Romain Grosjean
“I went to SG Formula and became Formula Renault 2.0 Champion. I went then to ART in Formula 3 and became Champion. Then I stayed with the team in GP2 Asia Series, and again, I became Champion. Then the first year of GP2 was really great. I was P4 at the end of the season, which was a fantastic result.” – Romain Grosjean
“Our regular fitness program means that the race lasting longer than others should not be a problem, but something you have to prepare for in Singapore is ensuring you always keep well-hydrated, as the heat and humidity can easily dehydrate you.” – Romain Grosjean

Early Life

Romain Grosjean was born in Geneva, Switzerland. He was born to a Swiss father and a French mother. He is the great-grandson of Edgar Brandt, weapon designer and founder of Brandt. He is also the grandson of skier Fernand Grosjean, silver medalist in giant slalom at the 1950 World Ski Championship in Aspen.

Racing Career

Grosjean won all ten rounds of the 2003 Formula Lista Junior championship and moved to the French Formula Renault championship for 2004. He was seventh in that first season with one win and was champion in 2005 with ten victories. He also appeared in the Formula Renault Eurocup and finished on the podium twice in Valencia. With his results and potential in the Formula Renault series, Grosjean joined the Renault Driver Development programme for the continuation of his career.

After being dropped by Renault he returned to junior formulae, winning the 2010 Auto GP championship at the first attempt and winning the 2011 GP2 Asia Series and GP2 Series becoming the first – and as of 2018, only – two-time GP2 Asia champion and the only driver to hold both the GP2 Asia series and main GP2 series titles simultaneously. Due to the Asia and Main GP2 series being combined, it is likely that this will remain true for the foreseeable future.

In 2012, Grosjean returned to Formula One with the Lotus F1 Team, alongside Kimi Räikkönen. He took his first Formula One podium at the 2012 Bahrain Grand Prix and took his first fastest lap in the 2012 Spanish Grand Prix. He became the first driver since 1994 to receive a race ban after causing a multi-car pile up, at the 2012 Belgian Grand Prix. In 2013 he remained with Lotus, taking six podiums.

He drove for Lotus again alongside Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado in the 2014 and 2015 seasons before moving to Haas from 2016 to 2020. In what would be his final Formula One race, Grosjean survived a dramatic crash during the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix when his car separated in two and caught fire after penetrating a metal guardrail on the first lap. Grosjean sustained minor burns and credited the halo with saving his life. Grosjean is racing in the US-based IndyCar Series for the 2021 season, although he will not compete in oval races; he obtained his first pole position and podium in his third race, at the Indianapolis Grand Prix.

On 19 September 2019, Haas announced that Grosjean would remain with the team for the 2020 season alongside Magnussen.

At the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix, Grosjean suffered a serious crash on the first lap in which his Haas VF-20 hit a barrier at high speed, splitting the car in half. The force and angle of the impact caused the driver's compartment and the front half of the car to be wedged into the barrier, while the rear half was separated from the rest of the vehicle, igniting the car immediately upon impact.

The impact was measured at 67 g (660 m/s2; 2,200 ft/s2). He was able to exit the car unaided, and was helped away from the crash scene by Alan van der Merwe and Ian Roberts, with minor burn injuries to his hands and ankles before being airlifted to a nearby military hospital. The crash caused a red flag for more than an hour to recover the chassis and repair the damaged barrier section. The halo-head protective device, introduced in Formula One in 2018, was credited with saving his life: it sheltered Grosjean's head and body from coming into contact with the barrier upon collision. Grosjean ultimately missed the last 2 races of the season, and was replaced by Pietro Fittipaldi.

Grosjean's contract with Haas was not renewed after 2020. He underwent surgery for his injuries on 16 December.

Grosjean started the season at Barber Motorsports Park qualifying seventh, ahead of fellow rookies Scott McLaughlin and Jimmie Johnson. He finished his debut race in the series in tenth, again higher than either McLaughlin or Johnson and Dale Coyne teammate Ed Jones. He then qualified and finished mid pack in St. Petersburg. After sitting out the first two oval races Grosjean returned and dominated qualifying at the GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis by out qualifying McLaughlin, Josef Newgarden, Jack Harvey, Conor Daly, and Alex Palou to earn his first IndyCar pole position and first pole position since May 2011 when he was on pole in GP2 at Istanbul Park with DAMS. He went on to finish in second place after being surpassed by eventual winner Rinus VeeKay.