Resilient Romain refuses to let up in challenging Road America weekend
Step One ambassador and IndyCar Andretti Autosport driver Romain Grosjean hit the track for the Sonsio Grand Prix at Road America over the weekend. Located in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin not far from Green Bay, this challenging course spans 4.048 miles (6.515 kilometers) across its 14 turns. Having been in operation since 1955, it provides high-speed thrills for drivers as they traverse one of the world’s fastest permanent road tracks and the fastest on the IndyCar Series calendar. Additionally, it boasts multiple elevation changes while providing plenty of overtaking opportunities but punishing even the most minor of driver errors.
Grosjean qualified for Sunday’s main event in P20 and kicked off his race with an early pit stop to change onto another tire compound upon another driver bringing out a caution, shortly followed by some wheel-to-wheel battling with Will Power and Scott Dixon in which Grosjean carved his way past. On Lap 12, the Swiss-French driver used every inch of the track’s limits and spun off the course into the gravel at Turn 3, bringing about another caution period. He rejoined the field toward the back, undeterred and eager to continue. Grosjean went into the pits around 20 laps later, quickly in and out of pit lane before rejoining the field. He gave his best efforts throughout the remainder of the Grand Prix and crossed the line in P25 after a challenging outing at the Wisconsin-based road course, never once letting up until completing the final lap.
Grosjean’s racing season will continue with IndyCar at the Mid-Ohio road course (2 July 2023).