Romain Grosjean highlights pace in round two of the IndyCar season at Texas Motor Speedway despite early exit
The second round of the IndyCar Series welcomed teams and drivers to Texas Motor Speedway. Located near Fort Worth, TX, the track has been a staple on the calendar since 1997. Drivers undertake 250 laps around the 1.5-mile (2.41-kilometer) speedway traveling 375 miles (603.5 kilometers) on their quest for glory come the checkered flag. Not only that, but they also fly around the banked oval at speeds of over 200 mph (321 kph), requiring enormous skill and concentration.
Grosjean’s on-track results kicked off on Saturday post-qualifying where he secured a P11 start for the race in his Honda-powered Andretti Autosport car. Upon the green flag dropping on Sunday Grosjean’s confidence around the oval was clear to see, with the Swiss driver carving his way up to the top six. The progress didn’t stop there, however, with Grosjean making his way up to the podium places with confidence and decisiveness. Both of his pitstops were well-timed and quick, allowing him to continue fighting for the top spots amongst the 2023 field of drivers. Upon half-race distance, he was once more in P3, an impressive showing for the driver behind the wheel of the number 28 car. Two laps to the end, as Grosjean was still fighting within the top five, he spun out and hit the wall, which meant an unfortunate premature end to an otherwise fantastic Grand Prix showing for him.
Grosjean and the IndyCar Series’ season continues in two weeks’ time in Long Beach, California, on the streets of the southern California city (14-16 April).