The French driver in his racing career has performed alongside two Formula 1 world champions - Fernando Alonso at Renault in 2009, and Kimi Raikkonen at Lotus team in 2012-2013.
Last week, Formula 1 journalist Will Buxton hosted a live stream on Instagram, which has become especially popular recently due to the spread of COVID-19 and the lack of racing. Will's interlocutor was Romain Grosjean. When he was asked by a journalist about which of his teammates Romain respects and appreciates more, the driver answered:
"Well that’s a tough one for me," Grosjean replied.
"I started in Formula 1 next to Alonso, then I came back next to Raikkonen, and I’ve had Kevin Magnussen now so yeah, really, really tough one."
It is obvious that the two title-winning drivers are completely different in character and lifestyle as well as in career successes. However, the Frenchman claims that both Fernando and Kimi were very similar in their approach to work.
"I learned a lot from Fernando and Kimi, in kind of the same way, surprisingly," Romain said.
"A lot of people think they’re very different, but the way they started FP1 was looking at Sunday at 3.10 pm – that’s all that mattered," the driver told.
"They didn’t care if they were fast or slow in free practice, they were just setting up to get ready for the race and when you are a youngster you want to be fast in every session – then you learn about it and you think: 'OK this is the conditions we’re having now, but on Sunday, they’ll be a little bit different, so let’s change it and work around that'," explained Grosjean.