Dale Coyne Racing with Rick Ware Racing‘s Romain Grosjean instructed the Associated Press Tuesday that he will likely be including the Bommarito Automotive Group 500, an oval race held at World Large Know-how Raceway, to his highway and road course program within the NTT IndyCar Sequence this August.
“It’s unusual to be house watching it and never being half, figuring out your pals are doing it,” Grosjean stated.
“So we’ll see what the scenario is after which family-wise what will we consider doing. Initially, I stated I didn’t wish to do ovals, now I want to strive one after which see if I wish to do extra.”
Following the occasion, Grosjean will then decide on a possible Indianapolis 500 run in 2022 based mostly on how he feels after the race at Gateway.
The thirty-five-year-old Swiss-born Frenchman got here to IndyCar initially stating that he wouldn’t run ovals, a choice influenced by the toll his crash on the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix took on his household.
“If I used to be 25 and had no youngsters I’d do the entire season, little question,” he instructed Motorsport.com.
“However I’m the daddy of three youngsters, and for 2 minutes and 45 seconds in Bahrain I do know they thought that they had misplaced their father.
“So if I used to be youthful, sure, I’d do all of it and settle for that every one motorsport entails dangers. However being a guardian, I can’t put my household by that once more , and in Indy you’ll be able to have large accidents.
“I believe my children have already had a sense that no one actually desires to have and I can’t put them by that once more.”
However now Grosjean has continued to embrace the game of IndyCar, accumulating his first pole and podium end on the 2021 GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis. Now, as Conor Daly states, he can’t wait to get behind the wheel once more.
“He hates watching,” stated Daly.
“He’s like, ‘I can’t wait to get again in it.’ He’s embracing it as a lot as attainable, which is actually, actually cool.”
Grosjean agreed with the Ed Carpenter Racing driver, stating that he hasn’t had this a lot enjoyable at a racetrack since 2013.
“When you find yourself captivated with one thing and it is sort of a fireplace, and perhaps that fireside has been shaken down by the previous few years, however if you get a pole and you might be main a race once more, it’s like, ‘Hell yeah,’” he stated.
“It’s exhausting to do, however if you do it you wish to do it once more.”
The Bommarito Automotive Group 500 will happen on 21 August. Grosjean’s subsequent race would be the doubleheader Chevrolet Grand Prix of Detroit at Belle Isle on 12-13 June.