While it will undoubtedly be exciting to see Romain Grosjean race this 800-4 Countach LPI in a hypothetical one-off series, he will have other stints in Lamborghini Squadra Corse. In an announcement made today, the Sant’Agata Bolognese racing division has recruited a Franco-Swiss veteran from 179 Formula 1 starts as the official driver for Italian racing team Iron Lynx.
His debut will take place in late January 2023 during the 24 Hours of Daytona behind the wheel of a Huracan GT3 EVO2 alongside fellow Lamborghini factory racers Andrea Caldarelli and Mirko Bortolotti. He’ll also be busy next year as a test driver for the yet-to-be-revealed Le Mans Daytona Lamborghini Squadra Corse hybrid prototype. He will race with the LMDh engine in 2024 in the FIA World Endurance Championship and IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship.
In an interview with our sister site Motorsport.com36-year-old Romain David Jeremie Grosjean said: “For me it has been incredible to represent Lamborghini, especially now with durability being a category with so many manufacturers. The negotiations that got me to sign with Lamborghini were swift: one phone call with Giorgio Sanna [Head of Lamborghini Squadra Corse], two or three emails and we were happy and agreed on everything. With Lamborghini being such a successful brand, I hope we can do well in the future.”
After quitting F1 in 2020 after leaving Haas, Grosjean joined IndyCar and competed for Dale Coyne Racing in 2021 before signing with Andretti Autosport for 2022 onwards. Lamborghini Squadra Corse says it will race in another endurance event next year, with the full program to be announced in due course. He is expected to take part in the Sebring 12 Hours in March as well as at the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta in October.
As far as race cars are concerned, we would like to remind you that the Huracan GT3 EVO2 uses a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine, while the 2024 Lamborghini LMDh will rely on a newly developed twin-turbo V8 hybrid.