Ex-F1 and IndyCar driver Romain Grosjean to join Lamborghini

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Romain Grosjean will become part of Lamborghini Squadra Corse’s factory driver lineup in 2023. He will make his debut at the 24 Hours of Daytona behind the wheel of the Huracán GT3 Evo2, ahead of an LMDh debut in 2024.

Iron Lynx will run the vehicle at the 24 Hours of Daytona, where Grosjean will compete with his fellow Lamborghini factory drivers Andrea Caldarelli and Mirko Bortolotti. He will also compete in other endurance events during the 2023 season, with a full race program to be announced soon.

Grosjean will also take on an extra role as test driver for the Lamborghini Iron Lynx LMDh car, which is poised to compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship and IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship starting in 2024.

Born in Geneva, Switzerland, Grosjean has spent the last two seasons competing in the IndyCar Series and holds an array of racing accolades, including winning the Formula 3 Euro Series in 2007, the Auto GP in 2010 and the GP2 Series in 2011. Grosjean has also had previous success in GT racing with a win in his FIA GT1 World Championship debut in Abu Dhabi in 2010.

“First of all, it’s an honor to be joining Lamborghini; it’s such an iconic brand for everyone who loves cars, including myself and my kids,” said Grosjean. “On top of that, I am very excited about two things: the first is starting in Daytona with the GT3, which has been very successful in Daytona, and having a really good team like Iron Lynx and team mates around me, so that is going to be a nice discovery for myself. And then, later in the year, developing the new LMDh, which is a beautiful car – I’m lucky to have seen it – 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.”

“We are very proud to welcome Romain Grosjean to the Lamborghini family, for this new and exciting period in the history of Squadra Corse,” commented Giorgio Sanna, head of motorsport at Lamborghini. “He’s a driver with a huge amount of experience in various categories over the years and will be able to add a great deal of value to both our GT3 program and, more importantly, the development of our LMDh car as well. I am looking forward to seeing Romain out on track in Daytona, which will hopefully be the start of a very successful partnership going forward.”

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