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Romain Grosjean has had next to no contact from drivers about his Haas F1 Team exit

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Romain Grosjean has been a Formula 1 driver for over ten years, yet, when the news came out that he would be leaving Haas F1 Team, only one of his fellow drivers made contact with him to offer him their support.

Grosjean made his first Formula 1 debut with the Renault F1 Team back in 2009 but it was not until 2012 that he became a regular in the sport. He has started one-hundred and seventy-seven Grand Prix and has finished on the podium on ten occasions, although he has failed to take a win in that time.

Speaking with RaceFans.net, Grosjean confirmed that young Williams Racing driver George Russell, was the only person to have contacted him following the news that both himself and Kevin Magnussen would be replaced at Haas for 2021.

“I’ve had a good relationship with George,” said Grosjean. “When the announcement was made that I wasn’t going to be with the team next season, he was the first and only one to send me a WhatsApp message.

That really shows that he’s a great guy.”

Russell and Grosjean have a good relationship with the Frenchman approaching the British racer with support after his unfortunate Safety Car incident during the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix that cost him the possibility of a first top ten finish in Formula 1. Grosjean knows what the Brit is going through after he has also crashed out whilst trailing the safety car during his Formula 1 career, having done so at the 2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix whilst running inside the top six.

It is still uncertain what Grosjean will do in the foreseeable future but there are rumours he could be heading to FIA Formula E, although he has admitted he has had contact with teams in the NTT IndyCar Series.

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