“IndyCar has a much more level playing field than what I have been used to in my career so far. It will be exciting to challenge for podiums and wins again. My left hand is still healing, but we are just about ready to get back into the race car and to start this next chapter of my career.”
Rick Ware expressed his delight at securing the services of an F1 veteran with 180 starts to his name.
“We’re thrilled to be entering our first full season of NTT IndyCar Series racing with Dale Coyne Racing, and to have a driver of the caliber of Romain Grosjean to run the street and road courses makes it that much more exciting for us. We’re looking forward to this season,” he said.
The first IndyCar running for Grosjean will be at the Barber Motorsports Park on February 18th.
After suffering injuries to his hands during a horrific fiery crash at last year’s Bahrain Grand Prix, the former Haas, Lotus and Renault driver is likely to find driving 2.2-litre twin-turbo V6 power with no power-steering a challenge.
Grosjean is set to make his race debut for the team at the season-opening race at Barber on April 11th.