“I don’t know if I could make it”- Romain Grosjean reconsidering future he was seeking in IndyCar after horrors of Bahrain GP crash.
Romain Grosjean’s time in Formula 1 is coming over, with Haas not extending his stay in the sport. Initially, the French driver thought of making a career out of IndyCar for the foreseeable future.
But after a horrific crash, the decision made by Grosjean might now get affected, with the life-changing incident propelling him to think about his family.
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“What is hardest? For me it’s not what I went through — this is my life, my job and the risk we take,” Grosjean said. “But it’s what I put people through — my family, my parents, my kids, my wife, my friends.”
“For two minutes and 43 seconds, they thought their friend, their father, their husband, was dead. That is what I’m working on because that made me cry. I made people suffer to that extent.
“The first and only target at the minute is to try to get back to Abu Dhabi, see how it works for me. After that, obviously, we were talking about IndyCar at one point.”
Perception for 2021 has now changed
Grosjean further explained that he kept on thinking about his family and now, IndyCar being so away from his homeland, he is more worried and would prefer a sabbatical.
“The thought now to have the risks of ovals and having a big shunt, my family far away and seeing it on TV, it’s hard and I don’t know if I could make it.
“But it’s all going to be worked out. I have decided not to take any decision for now until I get to Abu Dhabi, get some more time. Last week the priority was to sign a contract and find a way to go racing in 2021.”
“Priorities are a bit different — if I don’t race in 2021 I’ll be cycling, kite surfing, spending time with my kids, enjoying life and having time off, which I didn’t have since I was 17, probably.”