During the Detroit Grand Prix this Sunday, in IndyCar, Romain Grosjean was once again confronted with flames. Out of his single-seater, the French pilot this time took a fire extinguisher himself to put out the fire.
Romain Grosjean had left the world of Formula 1 by extricating himself from his burning car, during the Bahrain Grand Prix last November. Rescued from the flames, the Franco-Swiss driver is extending his career in Indycar this year, with the Dale Coyne Racing team. This Sunday, during the Detroit Grand Prix, Grosjean was forced to retire due to a mechanical problem.
“I take care of my cars”
Keeping his cool, Romain Grosjean got out of his car, which was starting to catch fire. But this time, the former Formula 1 driver went to get a fire extinguisher to extinguish the flames himself. The helpers arrived quickly on the spot to help him and take charge of the operations. “I take care of my cars,” the French driver replied with humor on Twitter.
On the racing side, the young Mexican Pato O’Ward, 22, who started from 16th place on the starting grid, won Sunday the 2nd race of this Detroit Grand Prix counting for the American Indycar Championship, winning thus his 2nd victory this season.
O’Ward led just three of 70 laps, the last three. He finally got ahead of Josef Newgarden, who started from pole position, which he passed by taking advantage of his hard tires in better condition than the American’s soft tires. He had already won the 2nd race in Fort Worth (Texas) in May.
The podium was completed by Alex Palou, championship leader before this double meeting in Detroit. The young Catalan took advantage of a straight pass from Colton Herta at the end of the race but then failed to overtake Newgarden, who resisted him until the end.
For Romain Grosjean, in parallel with his IndyCar season, he will soon make his temporary return to Formula 1. As a preamble to the French Grand Prix on June 27, Romain Grosjean will drive Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes W10 as a preamble to the race, with which the Briton was world champion in 2019, during a demonstration.