Romain Grosjean has refused to rule out a potential return to the Formula 1 grid with Andretti amid the team’s interest to establish a team.
Andretti has been in discussions with F1 for several months over setting up a new squad but has faced resistance from other teams.
Grosjean, who has 179 grand prix starts to his name, races for Andretti’s IndyCar outfit having joined the organisation in 2022 following his rookie season in the US series.
Andretti has outlined that if it were to successfully form a team in F1, it would likely field an American driver – tipped to be Colton Herta, Grosjean’s IndyCar team-mate.
But Grosjean hasn’t ruled himself out of a return, insisting that he never believed he would take part in US-based competition.
“One thing I learned last year is to never say never,” the Frenchman told GQ. “I told my wife I would never live in the US and I would never race in a US series and I would never do the Indy 500, and I’ve done the three of them.
“So I think it’s just: You never know what the future is like.”
Grosjean was also recently announced as a Lamborghini factory driver, and is set to race in the World Endurance Championship and IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship in 2024.
“Now, I enjoy being in IndyCar. I enjoy being able to do Lamborghini IMSA for the endurance races. It’s the right balance for me,” he said.
“For sure, F1 stays the pinnacle of motorsport. So yes, if it was a team to win, yes. For sure, Andretti would have a lot of work if they make it F1, just the way Haas was.
“Right now I would say I prefer to stay in IndyCar, but again, you never know. When things are done and concrete and in front of you, sometimes your mind changes.”
Grosjean’s F1 career came to an end a couple of rounds before the conclusion of the 2020 campaign, when he was involved in a horrific crash in Bahrain.