On March 24th, it was announced that Romain Grosjean will continue working with Haas in 2021 after the Frenchman agreed to manage the company’s Formula One esports team. The team will be operated by R8G Esports, a simulated racing team managed by Grosjean as well as many other industry professionals.
“I’m very happy to be managing Haas’s entry this year in the F1 Esports Pro Series through R8G Esports,” said Grosjean. “I’ve been involved in Esports for a year now and I believe our team is doing very well. For me, being able to help Haas F1 in this field, and going racing together – well, it’s a great story. Obviously, it’s a cool continuation of what we built together. So, I’m very much looking forward to the first race and to see what we can build together in esports competition.”
Romain Grosjean used to be a Formula One Racing driver for Haas. During his racing career, he made 179 F1 Grand Prix starts and recorded 391 points during his time in F1.
According to Autosport, Grosjean was scheduled to leave Haas after he sustained injuries during a fiery car crash in the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix. However, this new agreement will keep him at Haas for the remainder of 2021. The team will announce its full 2021 F1 Esports roster later this year.