Grosjean made his ultimate grand prix begin for Haas eventually yr’s Bahrain Grand Prix, the place accidents sustained in a fiery accident pressured him out of the remaining two rounds.
The Frenchman had been set to depart Haas on the finish of final yr previous to his accident, however has since made his on-track comeback in IndyCar testing forward of his first season within the collection this yr with Dale Coyne Racing.
However Grosjean will retain ties with Haas in 2021 after the F1 crew introduced on Wednesday that its F1 Esports crew could be operated by R8G Esports.
Grosjean stepped into the Esports sphere final yr by forming his personal crew that now has 17 skilled sim racers on its books, competing throughout a lot of competitions and platforms.
“I’m very pleased to be managing Haas’s entry this yr within the F1 Esports Professional Sequence by means of R8G Esports,” stated Grosjean.
“I’ve been concerned in Esports for a yr now and I consider our crew is doing very properly. For me, having the ability to assist Haas F1 on this area, and going racing collectively – properly, it’s an incredible story.
“Clearly, it’s a cool continuation of what we constructed collectively. So, I’m very a lot wanting ahead to the primary race and to see what we are able to construct collectively in esports competitors.”
“I’m delighted that we get to utilise Romain’s enthusiasm for esports and R8G Esports’ experience to supervise our continued participation within the F1 Esports Professional Sequence,” stated Haas crew principal Gunther Steiner.
“It’s an necessary step up for us when it comes to our involvement from earlier seasons. We all know we’re partnering with a gaggle that really understands the calls for of the esports atmosphere and may also help take our program to the subsequent stage.
“We’ve had some memorable points-earning finishes in previous F1 Esports Professional Sequence and gained this season’s Digital Grand Prix Sequence. It will be improbable to take care of that kind underneath the steerage of R8G Esports within the F1 Esports Professional Sequence this season.”
Haas completed ninth in final yr’s F1 Esports standings, recording a greatest end of fourth place on the Silverstone spherical courtesy of Simon Weigang.
The crew will announce its full 2021 F1 Esports roster and plans later within the yr.