The Swiss-French driver Romain Grosjean will take a new step on the motorsport ladder. He associates with Lamborghini as a factory driver for the 2023 24 Hours of Daytona, driving a Lamborghini Huracán GT3, ran by Iron Lynx and will play a “key role” on the development of the new HyperCar project for 2024. He will be partnering Andrea Caldarelli and Mirko Bortolotti to tackle the biggest endurance race in American motorsports.
It’s not his first sportscars experience, as he took the 2010 FIA GT1 World Championship, with a win to his credit, and the 24 Hours of Spa in the same season.
He has also proven to be a very versatile driver, coming from a extensive F1 career, with 181 entries and 10 podiums, driving for Renault, Lotus and Haas, to hit the ground running on his IndyCar career, achieving 3 podiums, a pole and a fastest lap on his first season with Dale Coyne. The move to Andretti would prove harder, going under expectations with only a podium in Long Beach and some erratic driving, even with his teammates.
Overall, the move to a factory team can prove assertive by The Phoenix. He declared: “First of all, it’s an honour to be joining Lamborghini, it’s such an iconic brand for everyone who loves cars, including myself and my kids. On top of that, I am very excited about two things: the first is starting in Daytona with the GT3 and then, later in the year developing the new LMDh which is a beautiful car and an incredible project in endurance. It’s becoming a very exciting category with all the constructors coming. With Lamborghini being such a successful brand, I hope we can do well in the future.”
Iron Lynx team principal Andrea Piccini said: “As a true, natural born racer, he is an uncompromising driver who is not afraid to make bold moves on track and is one of the greatest talents of the recent F1 era. I am very happy that we will get the opportunity to work together and I know that he will bring a great deal of experience to Iron Lynx as we embark on our new chapter with Lamborghini.”