Romain Grosjean fights to the finish at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
This past weekend IndyCar Andretti Autosport driver and Step One ambassador Romain Grosjean competed at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. The track has played host to a long roster of racing series, IndyCar amongst them, and boasts 13 turns over the span of 2.258 miles (3.634 kilometers). The track opened in 1962, boasting diverse track elements within its natural terrain. Drivers encountered corners of the high-speed, flowing, and tight variety, as well as elevation changes, a narrow strip of race track, and a pit lane with a tricky entry. The Grand Prix required those behind the wheel to complete 180.64 miles (290.71 kilometers) of high-octane racing across its 80 laps.
On Saturday, Grosjean qualified in P14 for Sunday’s race. Upon the green flag, he set about moving onward up the field and was able to do so, finding himself in the top 10 in the race’s early stages. After completing a pitstop nearly one-third of the way through the race, despite his best efforts, Grosjean’s fight through the field stalled. The Swiss-French driver was part of multiple wheel-to-wheel battles with several drivers in the IndyCar field but found it difficult to follow cars closely and execute passing maneuvers. Nonetheless, his resilience took hold and he fought until the end in his Andretti Autosport machinery to push for the best possible result. The Grand Prix came to a close with Grosjean crossing the line in P13 at the end of its 81 laps.
Grosjean next hits the track with IndyCar in two weeks on the streets of Toronto (16 July 2023).