Dale Coyne Racing with Rick Ware Racing’s Romain Grosjean says that there is benefits that he can bring from Formula One as he makes the transition to the NTT IndyCar Series for the 2021 season.
It was announced on Wednesday that the Frenchman will drive the No.51 Dale Coyne with RWR Honda on road and street course events and speaking to Paddock Eye on Wednesday, Grosjean said that there is a lot to learn in IndyCar but that there are parallels between F1 and IndyCar.
The steering wheel is very similar and he said that he has watched 18 or 19 hours of IndyCar Series races in recent days and is looking forward to getting behind the wheel of the car for the first time on February 22 at Barber Motorsports Park. Grosjean told us:
There are a lot of things that are similar but there are also things that are different. The anti-roll bar you can set up inside the cockpit, that’s not something I have experienced before but I am quiet excited about it as you can always fine tune things to your liking. I’ve got loads of experience from Formula One that some will be useful I am sure but there are a lot things I need to learn as well so I am really coming with an open mind.
Grosjean also said that he is looking forward to working with his new team mate Ed Jones who has experience of IndyCar and that he will be like a sponge when it comes to soaking up information and he said that he feels there is something he can bring to the table from Formula One to the IndyCar side he will share it.