The previous Components 1 driver will race the #77 Chevrolet-powered entry, changing the just lately vacated seat of Callum Ilott and teaming alongside soon-to-be collection sophomore Argentinian former touring automobile star Agustin Canapino.
“I have been carefully following JHR’s ascension up to now few seasons,” Grosjean stated. “The staff has showcased important progress, and I’m wanting to contribute my expertise as we intention for a powerful 2024 season.”
After a decent F1 profession that consisted of 179 begins and 10 podium finishes, Grosjean burst on the scene of North America’s premier open-wheel championship in 2021, after recovering from the fiery Bahrain Grand Prix crash that truncated his F1 profession.
The 37-year-old collected two runner-up outcomes, a further podium and a pole in a partial marketing campaign (13 races) with Dale Coyne Racing.
Grosjean opted for a full-time change that included the collection’ bigger and sooner oval tracks, and joined Andretti International (beforehand often known as Andretti Autosport), the place he spent the next two seasons.
The much-anticipated transfer amassed a further three runner-up finishes and two poles, which was overshadowed with no victories and a 13th-place end result within the championship each years.
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Ricardo Juncos, co-owner and staff principal of Juncos Hollinger Racing, believes the addition of Grosjean will elevate the group, which has a highest end of fifth – twice, courtesy of Ilott at St. Petersburg and Laguna Seca in 2023 – within the IndyCar Collection, to a different degree subsequent season.
“Romain Grosjean brings an unparalleled pedigree in motorsports,” Juncos stated. “His management and expertise are exactly what we have to propel JHR to new heights within the NTT IndyCar Collection.”
Fellow JHR co-owner Brad Hollinger, a former shareholder and board member at Williams in F1, added: “Romain Grosjean has a historical past of competing on the pinnacle of motorsports. His experience might be invaluable as we attempt to redefine our efficiency metrics, each on and off the monitor.”
Grosjean will dovetail his full-time IndyCar drive with a part-time season within the IMSA SportsCar Championship with Lamborghini’s new GTP program, within the longer-distance occasions. He’s additionally anticipated to kind a part of its driver lineup on the Le Mans 24 Hours.