Grosjean lurking in the wings at Le Mans drive!


Haas' Romain Grosjean wouldn't mind waving at Fernando Alonso down the Mulsanne straight at Le Mans this year.

The 31-year-old Frenchman, a veteran of 122 Grand Prix starts, is hoping to jump on the Le Mans bandwagon in June, and is open to any good opportunity which may come his way.

"Yes, Le Mans 24 Hours is one that I'm looking at," Grosjean told Racer.

"If there's a great opportunity I may just jump in [this year]. It would be five weekends in a row or something like that, but I've got to train for a triathlon first.

"I'm trying to do a first triathlon this year, so I have a deal with my wife who says if I go and do another race I have to drop that one! I'd pick Le Mans."

Grosjean insists that no firm plans have yet materialised, admitting he hasn't even asked Haas if the US outfit would be willing to release him for a week in the Sarthe.

"I haven't even asked the team. If there's an opportunity I will ask the team for sure and we'll see what we can do," he adds.

"If they don't want me to race, fine, I can fully understand. There are already a lot of races."

While on the subject of eventually venturing outside F1 and his comfort zone, Grosjean also has his sights set on NASCAR, although America's premier race series is a different proposition altogether.

Haas F1 Team, Romain Grosjean, Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

"I would love to try NASCAR but it's difficult because of the skill and I need to test the car – I can't go to a race and think, 'Oh, I'll be all right, it's NASCAR.'

"It's a bit complicated. So we'll see what the future holds."

Could an opportunity ever emerge with Stewart-Haas Racing, the team part owner by his F1 boss Gene Haas.

"Fifty-Fifty, I think so," he said.

"I said I don't want to do any ovals because I don't feel comfortable, it's something very different from everything I know.

"So there's only two road races – Watkins Glen and Sonoma – and it just makes things difficult. It would probably have to be a request from the team and then I would be super happy to do it."

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