Grosjean returns to GP2 grid at Hockenheim

2009 Renault race driver Romain Grosjean is returning to the leading Formula One support category GP2. The Swiss-born Frenchman debuted for the French team last year in the wake of Nelson Piquet's ousting, but for 2010 was replaced by Russian ...

2009 Renault race driver Romain Grosjean is returning to the leading Formula One support category GP2.

The Swiss-born Frenchman debuted for the French team last year in the wake of Nelson Piquet's ousting, but for 2010 was replaced by Russian rookie Vitaly Petrov.

Grosjean, now racing in the new GT1 series as well as AutoGP, has been appointed to the DAMS GP2 team by Gravity, the management company headed by Renault's new F1 team owners Genii Capital.

He replaces Jerome d'Ambrosio, one of Renault's F1 reserve drivers in 2010, but the Belgian will be back in the car in Hungary.

Gravity said the decision is to "analyse the reasons why the d'Ambrosio/DAMS pairing has been unable to fully unlock its potential so far this season".

When Grosjean moved up to F1 last year, he was contending for the championship with eventual winner Nico Hulkenberg.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Nelson Piquet , Jérôme d'Ambrosio , Vitaly Petrov , Nico Hulkenberg , Romain Grosjean
Teams DAMS