Romain Grosjean Biography – Swiss-French Racing Driver

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Romain Grosjean Bio

Romain Grosjean is a former Formula One racer who now competes in Indy 500. Photo Source: Romain Grosjean's Instagram.

Last updated on March 26th, 2022 at 05:02 pm

Romain Grosjean is one of the well-renowned race car drivers. He had a successful time at Formula One for nine seasons with various teams. For instance, he raced for Renault, Lotus, and Haas F1 teams.

The racer debuted in IndyCar Series with Dale Coyne Racing in 2021. He has shown incredible performances and competed in many races. So, let’s learn more about this veteran F1 racer’s background, career, family, and more in this biography.

Romain Grosjean Is A Grandson Of Swiss Skier

The driver was born on April 17, 1986, in Geneva, Switzerland. His late grandfather, Fernand Grosjean, was a talented skier who competed in the 1948 and 1952 Winter Olympics.

Likewise, Romain Grosjean’s father, Christian Grosjean, was also a good skier. But, his real passion was in motorsports, and he did hill racing and circuit racing. In addition, Romain’s dad also introduced him to racing and became his manager, mechanic, and financier.

Romain Grosjean Family
Romain Grosjean’s father, Christian Grosjean, was his mechanic and financier in his earlier racing days. Photo Source: Romain Grosjean’s Instagram.

On the other hand, Romain Grosjean’s mother, Marie-Helene Brandt, a French native, is a professional painter. Her art pieces have been exhibited in many galleries. Furthermore, Romain has a sister named Gaëlle Grosjean.

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Romain Grosjean, Net Worth – $16M

Romain Grosjean’s net worth stands at a gigantic $16 million. His fortune comes from his formula races, prize money, contracts, endorsements deals, etc.

The sportsperson started his career in karting before advancing to Formula Junior championships. After that, he competed in Formula Renault, Formula Three, GP2 Series, etc. In addition, he raced as a test driver for several seasons before making his F1 debut in 2009.

Some of his races and rankings are listed below:

Year Championship Team Position
2007 Formula 3 Euro Series ASM Formule 3 1st
2011 GP2 Series DAMS 1st
2013 FIA Formula 1 World Championships Lotus F1 Team 7th
2015 FIA Formula 1 World Championships Lotus F1 Team 11th
2018 FIA Formula 1 World Championships Haas F1 Team 14th

The former F1 racer competed in thirteen races in the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series. He switched to Andretti Autosport and finished fifth at the Firestone Grand Prix of the 2022 Indianapolis 500.

The 2021 Indy 500’s total prize money was $8,854,565, with the winner Helio Castroneves earning $1,828,305. So, Grosjean might make more if he wins the championship in 2022.

As per Spotrac, Romain Grosjean’s salary was $3,200,000 with Haas F1 Team in 2020. His contract with Andretti must also bring him a considerable sum. Aside from that, Grosjean’s income comes from his sponsors DITA-Lancier, Alpinestars, DHL US, etc.

Thus, Romain Grosjean’s net worth of $16 million is thanks to his prosperous racing career. Another racer competing in the 2022 Indy 500 is Colton Herta.

Romain Grosjean Is A Married Guy

Romain is married to his beautiful partner, Marion Jolles Grosjean. She is a well-renowned French television presenter who serves at TF1.

The pair have been together since 2008 and got married on June 27, 2012, in Chamonix. Furthermore, the couple doesn’t shy away from showing their chemistry on social media. Both frequently share pictures of travels, dates, vacations, etc., on Instagram.

Romain Grosjean’s wife, Marion, supports his racing career regardless of the danger. For instance, her husband had a high-speed crash that erupted his car into flames in 2020. Thankfully, he survived the accident with minor burns to his hands and ankles.

Romain Is A Father Of Three

The IndyCar racer has welcomed three adorable children with his wife. His firstborn, Sacha Grosjean, was born on July 29, 2013.

Romain Grosjean’s second son, Simon Grosjean, was born on May 16, 2015. He welcomed his youngest, Camille Grosjean, on December 31, 2017. His kids often attend his races with their mother to cheer him.


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So, let’s wish the family of five more happiness and prosperity in the days ahead.