Formula 1 fans will still know him, Romain Grosjean. The Frenchman was active for many years in the most important motorsport series in the world. A few days ago Motorsport Games, the developer of the sim-racing title rFactor, announced the cooperation with the racer. We have the information for you in the news.
The planned cooperation in detail
Romain Grosjean will be given the position of an advisor at Motorsport Games. He is to contribute to the development of rFactor Games and its improvements with his practical racing experience. Motorsport Games wants to further expand its market status with rFactor. Already today, the sim racing title is in the number 1 position in the scene. With the knowledge of Romain Grosjean, the virtual motorsport shall be adapted even more detailed to the “real” motorsport.
However, the Frenchman is not only to contribute his experience to the design of the games. He is an important part at Motorsport Games when it comes to building virtual racing series and championships. The developer company wants to establish its sim racing as a high-quality eSports title with corresponding championships. Grosjean can be seen as a testimonial in a way at this point.
Romain Grosjean is no stranger to eSports
By the way, eSports is not new to Romain Grosjean, on the contrary. The Frenchman is the owner of the R8G eSports team. The clan currently has 20 virtual racing drivers under contract, who focus exclusively on the sim racing rFactor game. Thus, the collaboration between Romain Grosjean and Motorsport Games can almost be seen as a logical consequence in a way. The R8G eSport team has just recently entered into new partnerships with Acer Predator and Fanatec.
The voices about the new cooperation
The protagonists have of course commented on the new deal. Romain Grosjean’s statement: “The link between real racing and sim racing is getting closer and closer and has become an increasingly important tool for companies, teams and championships across motorsport.”
Highly excited about the collaboration, of course, is Motorsport Games itself. Gérard Neveu, Motorsport Advisor for Motorsport Games, explained:
“While Romain’s experience and skills in real-world motorsport are well known around the world, he has also shown in recent years that he has in-depth knowledge and experience in eSports and sim racing. Therefore, he is a perfect fit for this new role as Motorsport Games’ technical advisor and his vast experience will help us immensely in the development of rFactor 2 and the further expansion of our eSports events.”
The career of Romain Grosjean
Romain Grosjean is still a dazzling personality in racing. The 35-year-old Frenchman, who was born in Geneva, Switzerland, is currently under contract with Andretti Autosport in the IndyCar Series. As recently as February, Romain Grosjean was voted the most popular IndyCar driver by fans.
In this country, the Frenchman is known from Formula 1. The 2009 European Grand Prix was Grosjean’s first race. From 2012 to 2015, he was a regular driver for Lotus. From 2016 to 2020, he was under contract with Haas Racing. Romain Grosjean has driven 179 Grand Prix in Formula 1 in his career. He has been on the podium ten times.