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Coyne “wants to have” Grosjean for the 2021 IndyCar team – Motorsports

After losing his F1 drive at Haas last October, Grosjean confirmed that he was exploring future options in many other championships, including IndyCar.

Grosjean admitted that he had reconsidered IndyCar after a severe accident at the Bahrain Grand Prix, but since then he has been in talks with Dale Coyne Racing via a drive.

The coin holds one of the few seats left on the IndyCar grid in 2021. The team announced on Wednesday that Ed Jones will be back in the # 18 car, indicating that he will be back in the series a year later.

At a press conference announcing Jones, team owner Coin said he hopes to “announce another driver next week” in # 19 entry.

Coin, who was asked directly about the meeting with Grosjean, said he wanted to see the French take his seat, but was also meeting with other free agents.

“We can make a list of 100 drivers. We talked to all the unemployed drivers who are employed in the US, Europe and all countries this winter,” Coyne said. I will. “That’s a little awesome. Obviously Romain is a great driver. I want him.

“We’re working on a few more things. Hopefully we can press all the buttons to announce next week and start testing in February.”

If the deal is signed, it’s not clear if Grosjean is in the full-season cockpit, including the oval, or only at road and street course events.

Grosjean was initially worried about driving in an oval before the accident in Bahrain, but said he could “set aside fear” to race them, with the U.S. team. Confirmed that the discussion was in progress.

Coin has traditionally fielded drivers as a full-season entry, running Santino Ferrucci and Alex Palou last year.

Grosjean was unable to return to the Haas F1 seat in the last two races of last season after suffering severe hand burns in the accident.

However, he has since taken off the finished bandage and regularly shared updates on his recovery on social media.

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