Romain Grosjean

Confirmed: Grosjean to race in IndyCar with Dale Coyne Racing

Romain Grosjean

Former Formula 1 driver Romain Grosjean will switch to IndyCar this season with Dale Coyne Racing, the Frenchman announced on Wednesday.

The 34-year-old, who left grand prix racing at the end of last year after losing his seat at the U.S.-owned Haas team, said will race only on street circuits and road races and not ovals.

Grosjean’s last F1 race ended in a fiery crash at last November’s Bahrain Grand Prix when his Haas penetrated a metal barrier, split in two and erupted in flames before he clambered to safety.

The IndyCar season is scheduled to start on April 18 with the Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham.