Last Tuesday, the Frenchman tweeted that exactly one month after that near-fatal crash, he’d been back to the gym, played tennis (“my one-handed backhand isn’t great”), made lunch and played with his kids. “Pretty great,” he tweeted.
On Wednesday he returned behind a racing wheel. He was streaming on Twitch an iRacing session. In other words, a sim race. He also gave some answers to questions from viewers. “My hands are doing a lot better. I have a little more trouble with my left, I can’t do everything with it yet. “
The 34-year-old driver is no stranger to it Esports. Grosjean has its own sim racing team: R8G Esports. He already participated in the virtual version of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June. Next weekend he will also participate in a race.
The future as a racer is still uncertain for him. Grosjean still hopes that he can drive a private test with a current Formula 1 team in order to really say goodbye to the sport.
Before the crash, he also thought about IndyCar, but his bad accident would have made him decide not to. A racing car without one halo is also no longer an option for the French, he said. “My biggest problem now is my left thumb, I can’t bend it yet.”