Grosjean joins Lamborghini and Iron Lynx for Hypercar WEC in 2024
Grosjean gets WEC Lamborghini call-up
IndyCar star Romain Grosjean will become an Official Lamborghini Factory Driver in 2023 with a role that includes development of the 2024 FIA World Endurance Championship-bound Lamborghini Hypercar.
Grosjean joins Lamborghini Factory Drivers Andrea Caldarelli and Mirko Bortolotti as a test driver for the project which will see the Iron Lynx-run car entered in both WEC and also the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship in 2024 with Grosjean confirmed as part of the race programme.
2023 will see Grosjean contest a number of endurance events, starting with the 24 Hours of Daytona in a Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO2 alongside Bortolotti and Andrea Caldarelli, and a yet-to-be-announced fourth driver.
“First of all, it’s an honour to be joining Lamborghini, it’s such an iconic brand for everyone who loves cars, including myself and my kids,” said Grosjean.
“On top of that, I am very excited about two things: the first is starting in Daytona with the GT3 which has been very successful in Daytona and a really good team like Iron Lynx and team-mates around me, so that is going to be a nice discovery for myself.
“And then, later in the year developing the new LMDh which is a beautiful car – I’m lucky to have seen it – and an incredible project in endurance. It’s becoming a very exciting category with all the constructors coming. With Lamborghini being such a successful brand, I hope we can do well in the future.”
Born in Geneva but competing under a French licence, Grosjean spent nine seasons in Formula 1 and recorded 10 podiums. He raced for Renault, Lotus F1 Team and Haas before switching to the IndyCar Series in the US in 2021.
Grosjean has a number of junior single seater titles to his name over the years, winning the Formula 3 Euroseries in 2007, AutoGP in 2010 and GP2 Series in 2011. He has equally raced in GTs and took a race win on his FIA GT1 World Championship debut in Abu Dhabi in 2010 as well as contesting the Spa 24 Hours the same year.
“Romain is a great addition to the team,” said Iron Lynx Team Principal, Andrea Piccini.
“Since we last raced together in 2010, Romain has gone on to achieve brilliant things in both Formula 1 and IndyCar, showing himself to be a driver of great calibre, who always rises to the occasion.
“As a true, natural born racer, he is an uncompromising driver who is not afraid to make bold moves on track and is one of the greatest talents of the recent F1 era. We expect Romain to be battling hard for every place and point throughout the season.