Romain Grosjean Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 20 Apr, 2017
Facts of Romain Grosjean
Date of Birth: 1986 , April-17
Age: 33 years old
Birth Nation: Switzerland
Name Romain Grosjean
Father Christian Grosjean
Mother Marie-Hélène Brandt
Nationality France
Birth Place/City Geneva Switzerland
Ethnicity White
Profession Race car drive
Working For Car drive
Net Worth $12 million
Salary $4.5 million
Married Yes
Married to Marion Jolles (m. 2012)
Children Sacha Grosjean, Simon Grosjean
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Romain Grosjean is a French Formula One racing driver who currently races for the Haas F1 Team. He is the 2007 Formula 3 Euro Series drivers’ champion. He made Formula One debut in 2009 for Renault and came 4th at the European Grand Prix.

Grosjean races for Haas F1 Team since September 29, 2015, alongside Esteban Gutierrez.

Early Life and Education

Romain Grosjean was born on April 17, 1986, in Geneva Switzerland. He holds dual Franco-Swiss nationality. He was born to Marie-Helene Brandt and Christian Grosjean. His mother is a Swiss painter and is the granddaughter of French weapon designer, Edger Brandt.

Grosjean attended Ecole MOSER in 2002 and graduated in 2005.


Romain Grosjean started his racing career participating in the Formula Lista Junior Championship where he won all the ten rounds. He then took part in the French Formula Renault championship in 2004. Grosjean stood 7th with a single win in his first season but was the champion of the 2005 season with ten victories.

Grosjean appeared at the 2005 Macau Grand Prix making his Formula Three debut. He could not perform better in the 2006 and stood 13th. He moved to the ASM team in 2007 and won the title.

Romain Grosjean then appeared in the GP2 Series and stayed until the end of the 2008 season and maintained 4th position despite missing last four rounds. He then joined Formula One as Renault’s test driver for 2008.

In 2010, He left Formula One and involved as a sportscar racer. Grosjean returned to Formula One as a test driver for Lotus team. On September 29, 2015, he announced his transfer to the Haas F1 Team and currently is its team member.

Personal Life

Former Lotus F1 team driver, Romain Grosjean married Marion Jolles on June 27, 2012, and has two children with her. His wife is a French journalist and television presenter. The ceremony was held in a small church in Chamonix, France.

The couple was dating each other since 2008 and married four years later. The wedding was organized in the appearance of their family, friends and some other personalities including Jean-Pierre Verizon (team physiotherapist and coach), Eric Boullier (Team manager).

Soon after, they had two-day honeymoon trip in the famous French ski resort, Megeve. The couple revealed that they were expecting child on January 26, 2013. Jolles gave birth to the first son, Sacha on July 29, 2013. The couple was blessed with the second child, a boy named Simon on May 16, 2015.

Net Worth and Salary

Romain Grosjean is reported to have the net worth of $12 million. He is paid the huge salary from the Haas F1 team.

His annual income from the salary is $4.5 million excluding bonuses according to 2016 report and can assume to have increased. Grosjean is also endorsed by several other companies with a huge amount.