Romain Grosjean has spoken about how he hoped his move to Hass F1 Team would prove the precursor to a seat at Scuderia Ferrari and how he has not given up on that “big team” drive.
Though the Frenchman’s move to the American team last year following four years at Lotus F1 Team came as a surprise to a number of people, he shared similar sentiment last year that it was a planned career move in hope of moving up the grid towards that Ferrari seat.
Unfortunately for Grosjean, the team retained Kimi Raikkonen for the 2017 season. But despite this setback, Grosjean has not given up on the dream.
When asked whether he had approached Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team following the departure of Nico Rosberg, Grosjean told Sky Sports, “I’m not saying managers aren’t doing the job, but I didn’t call myself! It’s a great team, it’s got a huge history in motorsport.
“I’d love to drive for Ferrari as well.
“I want to become World Champion, and to do that you need to get the car. I want to drive for a big team one day, but right now I’m proud of what I’ve done with Haas so far.
“We’re in a much better place than last year, there are always opportunities. I want to say I’m the first Haas driver to get a podium, hopefully win a race some day.”