How Romain Grosjean went from hero to zero to hero

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Romain Grosjean
Romain Grosjean
Bryn Lennon

• F1 driver Romain Grosjean survived a fiery crash at the 2020 Bahrain GP.
• The Haas driver has no seat confirmed for 2021.
• The closer he came to victory, the more mistakes he made in his F1 career. 
• For more motoring stories, go to Wheels24

If 2012's highlights - two thirds and a second and twice in the running for a victory - were stratospheric, the lows were equally devastating.

The closer he came to victory, the more mistakes he made. More mistakes meant more pressure. It became a vicious circle. The blackest, most indelible mark on Grosjean's career came at Spa when at the start, he interlocked wheels with Hamilton's McLaren, causing a multi-car pileup that claimed the races of Hamilton, Sergio Perez's Sauber and championship leader Fernando Alonso's Ferrari.

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