Romain Grosjean has rubbished the suggestion that he joined the Haas F1 Team in order to get closer to the Scuderia Ferrari team in a bid to be noticed by the Prancing Horse and maybe to replace Kimi Raikkonen in the future.
The American F1 team make their debut in Formula One this season and have extremely strong links with the Maranello based outfit as they are receiving a supply of Ferrari power units along with technical support from the team along with the same gearbox and transmission.
Team founder Gene Haas and Team Principal Gunther Steiner have denied reports that the Kannapolis based operation are in fact a Ferrari B team.
Speaking to Motorsport.com, Grosjean who joined Haas over the winter from the Lotus F1 Team stated that he joined the outfit because he liked the project.
I went to Haas because I like the project. I think it can be successful. It is an American team so there is a big market that will be nice for F1.
While Grosjean is delighted to a part of the Haas F1 Team setup alongside his new team mate Esteban Gutierrez he has revealed that one day he would like to return to the Renault F1 Team where he made his Formula One debut in 2008 as a test driver for Renault before replacing Nelson Piquet in the wake of the Crashgate scandal.