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Grosjean’s simracing team to manage Haas F1 Esports efforts

Racing driver Romain Grosjean is photographed for Paris Match on December 14, 2020 in Founex, Switzerland. (Photo by Helene Pambrun/Paris Match/Contour by Getty Images)

Haas F1 Team will keep Romain Grosjean as a driver for its Esports team. The American-based squad removed Grosjean from their F1 line-up at the end of 2020 but will keep the Frenchman for its Esports efforts.

Grosjean was one of the drivers most involved in Esports during the pandemic last year, even opening his SimRacing team in April, called the “R8G Simracing Team.”

Grosjean’s team will be in charge of managing the Haas Esports efforts.

“I’m very happy to be managing Uralkali Haas F1 Team’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 – it’s a great story.

“Obviously, it’s a cool continuation of what we built together.

“So I’m very much looking to the first race and to see what we can build together in Esports competition,” he concluded.

Haas F1 Team Principal Guenther Steiner welcomed Grosjean’s team in the new managing role of their Esports project, saying they’re a group that “truly understands the demands of the environment.”

“I’m delighted that we get to utilize Romain’s enthusiasm for Esports and R8G Esports’ expertise to oversee our continued participation in the F1 Esports Pro Series,” said Steiner.

“It’s an important step up for us in terms of our involvement from previous seasons.

“We know we’re partnering with a group that truly understands the demands of the Esports environment and can help take our program to the next level.

“We’ve had some memorable points-earning finishes in the past F1 Esports Pro Series and won this season’s Virtual Grand Prix Series.

“It would be fantastic to maintain that form under the guidance of R8G Esports in the F1 Esports Pro Series this season,” he concluded.

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