Former F1 Driver Romain Grosjean Joins Lamborghini from 2023
Lamborghini Squadra Corse announces Romain Grosjean as official Factory Driver with Iron Lynx Team. Photo Courtesy: Lamborghini Media.

Former Formula One driver and IndyCar poleman, Romain Grosjean, takes on a new career challenge, acting as an official Factory Driver for Lamborghini with Iron Lynx, the Italian brand confirmed on Tuesday.

Experienced French driver, Romain Grosjean, has joined forces with the emblematic brand Lamborghini and its team partner Iron Lynx.

He will fulfill the role of an official Lamborghini Factory Driver, which will see him taking part in the GT3 campaign in 2023 while helping to develop the 2024 FIA World Endurance Championship-bound Lamborghini Hypercar.

It’s an honor to be joining Lamborghini, it’s such an iconic brand for everyone who loves cars, including myself and my kids,” he said.

Grosjean’s debut with Lamborghini Squadra Corse will take place at the 24 Hours of Daytona behind the wheel of a Huracan GT3 EVO2, teaming up with factory drivers Andrea Caldarelli and Mirko Bortolotti. A fourth driver is yet to be announced, completing the drivers’ line-up.

Moreover, together they will help develop the Lamborghini Hypercar as test drivers and part of the race program for the LMDh project, which consists of entering the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2024 alongside Iron Lynx.

I am very excited about two things. The first is starting in Daytona with the GT3, which has been very successful in Daytona, and a really good team like Iron Lynx, and teammates around me, that is going to be a nice discovery for myself,” he asserted.

And then, later in the year, developing the new LMDh which is a beautiful car - I am lucky to have seen it - and an incredible project in endurance.”

It’s becoming a very exciting category with all the constructors coming. With Lamborghini being such a successful brand, I hope we can do well in the future.”

The man who survived a horrific accident at the F1 Bahrain Grand Prix two years ago moved in 2021 to the NTT IndyCar Series after nine years at the pinnacle of motorsport, making 180 race starts and adding ten podiums to his name.

Grosjean,36, adapted quickly to the IndyCar family, delivering solid performances, claiming three podium finishes and two-second places driving for Dale Coyne Racing with RWR throughout his rookie season.

His program included street and road course events, leaving aside ovals races like the famous Indy 500. However, he did contest the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 to gain the experience required for a future full-time schedule.

The highlight of a successful campaign came at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, where he clinched his first IndyCar pole position - his first since May 2011 when he still drove in GP2, renamed the FIA Formula 2 championship, on his third start in IndyCar.

Ahead of the 2022 season, he agreed on a multi-year deal with Andretti Autosport to race full-time in the American series, capturing his first podium together at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, his fourth overall.

A busy 2023 awaits the father of three, who will combine his IndyCar duties with his new commitments with the Italian manufacturer.

Giorgio Sanna, Lamborghini Head of Motorsport, stressed: “We are very proud to welcome Romain Grosjean to the Lamborghini family for this new and exciting period in the history of Squadra Corse.”

He’s a driver with a huge amount of experience in various categories over the years and will be able to add a great deal of value to both our GT3 program, more importantly, the development of our LMDh car as well.

I am looking forward to seeing Romain out on track in Daytona, which will hopefully be the start of a very successful partnership going forward.

For his part, Iron Lynx Team Principal, Andrea Piccini, added: “Romain is a great addition to the team. Since we last raced together in 2010, Romain has gone on to achieve brilliant things in both Formula 1 and IndyCar, showing himself to be a driver of great caliber who always rises to the occasion.”

Cecilia demartini
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Cecilia is a writer and journalist, passionate about motorsport and tennis.Her articles are published in newspapers and international online publications.

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