Grosjean would be ‘happy to say yes’ to possible Ferrari move


Romain Grosjean - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Romain Grosjean insists he is looking to make the Haas F1 Team to a competitive level despite being linked to a promotion to the Ferrari team, although he would find it hard to say no should the call from the Scuderia come.

Grosjean made the decision during the 2015 season to leave the Enstone-based Lotus F1 Team (now Renault Sport F1) to join the new-for-2016 Haas team, and has already finished in the points on three occasions in the opening six races, with a best finish of fifth coming in Bahrain.

There may be a vacancy in Ferrari with Kimi Raikkonen’s contract set to expire at the end of 2016, although his form this year could see an extension to his deal, which would end Grosjean’s hopes, at least for 2017.

“It’s not me who decides,” said Grosjean to La Gazetta dello Sport. “I’d like to of course. But I don’t think about it and focus instead on doing well and elevating Haas to a competitive level. But if a call ever came from Maranello, I’d be happy to say ‘yes’.

“[It would mean] something big. We are talking about the most important team in the sport. When I was 18-19 years old, I spoke with Jean Alesi and he told me: ‘At first, I was just a Formula One driver, then I became a Ferrari driver’. Wearing the famous red racing suit, driving that car, it’s unique.”