Three-time Supercars champion Scott McLaughlin is a “very special” talent who deserves a Formula 1 test, according to ex-F1 driver Romain Grosjean.

McLaughlin won three Supercars titles in 2018–20 before moving to the United States to join the IndyCar series with Team Penske, where he has rapidly established himself as a protagonist.

After a workmanlike debut season, the Kiwi burst from the blocks in his follow-up 2022 campaign with a first-round victory. He won two more races and collected a further four podiums in the 17-round season to finish fourth in the championship just 50 points behind title-winning Australian Will Power.

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Romain Grosjean discusses the highs of his 10-year F1® career, his most successful season for Lotus in 2013, his incredible sixth place on debut for Haas in Australia in 2016, his recovery from the dramatic fireball crash in Bahrain last year, and his switch to IndyCar and oval racing as a 35-year-old ‘rookie’.

SEN Drive, 5 January: Australian Grand Prix Postponement

Romain Grosjean’s survival from his horror fireball smash in Bahrain is all down to motorsport’s pursuit of excellence.

Lewis Hamilton has controlled the Bahrain Grand Prix after a fireball smash had Romain Grosjean sent to hospital and the race suspended on lap one.

Grosjean’s Haas car left the track at around 240 kilometres per hour after tangling with Daniil Kvyat at turn three and slammed into the steel barriers, breaking in two.

The front section of the car wedged itself among the rails and burst into flames, trapping the Frenchman inside for 20 seconds until he could undo his belts and climb from the burning wreckage.

Romain Grosjean's technical work has helped him secure another year with Haas.
Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen race wheel-to-wheel on track at Hockenheim.
Haas principal Guenther Steiner could axe one of his drivers over their on-track battles.
Romain Grosjean on the Haas pit wall.
The GPDA says it has the answers to F1's woes.
Kevin Magnussen in his pit box at the 2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
How is it that Haas has squandered such a good car on so few points?
Daniel Ricciardo a the 2018 Chinese Grand Prix.
A knife-edge qualifying tyre decision could have a decisive impact on the race result.
Romain Grosjean on track during practice at the Australian Grand Prix.
Romain Grosjean is quietly confident Haas is onto a good thing in 2018.
Romain Grosjean speaks to reporters at the 2017 Japanese Grand Prix.
Romain Grosjean is at a loss to explain how his Haas car snapped away from his so suddenly during Q1.
Romain Grosjean mid-crash at the 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix.
Romain Grosjean was unscathed after his dramatic tyre failure during practice in Malaysia.
The race to replace Raikkonen
Three drivers make obvious early candidates to replace Kimi Raikkonen at Ferrari in 2018.
Romain Grosjean is ready for an action-packed Saturday practice after both Friday sessions at the Japanese Grand Prix were washed out
Romain Grosjean's hailed his P10 as a "miracle", but laments Lotus's race pace as "shit".