While Romain Grosjean has firmly established himself among the Formula One elite, his path to the top has been as turbulent as it has been glittering. Few earn a second chance in F1 racing; Grosjean won a reprieve not only after a stunted introduction in 2009, but again three years later when several accused him of being an accident waiting to happen during his 2012 comeback. Grosjean’s redemption came on the track, as a series of blistering performances the following season underlined his ability and transformed his reputation.
The Frenchman now has several Grand Prix podiums to his name, and a burgeoning reputation as a team leader. Only wins and a full title challenge elude a man regarded in many quarters as a potential world champion in waiting.
Born in Geneva in 1986, Romain Grosjean still lives in the Swiss City but races under a French licence. He caught the motorsport bug relatively late and only started karting professionally in 2000, aged 14. From junior series to Formula ICA, his career followed the traditional route up the ranks to single-seater racing...