Former F1 driver Romain Grosjean to race Lamborghini LMDh in 2024

Former Formula 1 driver Romain Grosjean will return to top-level motorsport in 2024 Lamborghini’s new LMDh race car.

Grosjean, who raced for Renault, Lotus and Haas during his F1 days, said Tuesday lamborghini iron linksis a factory-backed team that will compete in both the FIA ​​World Endurance Championship and the IMSA Sportscar Championship in 2024 with Lamborghini’s new LMDh race car.

Previously confirmed drivers include Andrea Caldarelli and Mirco Bortolotti, both Lamborghini factory drivers.

After leaving F1 at the end of 2020, Grosjean was injured in a crash that year. Bahrain Grand Prix, has spent most of his time in IndyCar. He will join the Lamborghini Iron Links in his 2023 to help develop the LMDh while also participating in some of his GT races where the Iron Links field Lamborghini he will drive the Huracán GT3 Evo2.

Romain Grosjean

“I am honored to join Lamborghini. Lamborghini is an iconic brand for everyone who loves cars, including myself and my children,” Grosjean said in a statement.

Lamborghini has yet to reveal the LMDh, but it uses a chassis sourced from Ligier, one of LMDh’s four chassis suppliers, and also runs a V-8 hybrid powertrain, with the V-8 being the new twin-turbo A unit developed by Lamborghini’s own Squadra Corse racing arm, but believed to be related to the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 fitted to Lamborghini’s Urus SUV. The hybrid component will be a single motor his generator integrated with a 7-speed transmission.

The rival team’s LMDh cars will start racing in the GTP class of the Sportscar Championship and the Hypercar class of the World Endurance Championship in 2023. Acura, BMW, CadillacWhen Porsche Introduce LMDh race car in 2023, alpine And Lamborghini will enter the race in 2024. ByKolles, Ferrari, glickenhaus, peugeotWhen Toyota We are fully committed to our rival LMH car category.

The first race to see LMDh cars on the track is next month at the 2023 24 Hours of Daytona. It will be the opening round of the 2023 Sportscar Championship. Former F1 driver Romain Grosjean to race Lamborghini LMDh in 2024

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