Romain Grosjean was in everyone’s thoughts after his horrifying crash in the Bahrain Grand Prix but just who is Romain Grosjean’s wife?
French Formula One driver, Romain Grosjean, was in everyone’s thoughts on Sunday, November 29th after a terrifying crash on the opening lap of the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix.
Grosjean’s car was sent careering off the circuit at high speed and on impact with the barriers, it burst into flames which engulfed the French driver for almost 30 seconds.
Thankfully, the 34-year-old driver was able to clamber free from the wreckage and only suffered burns to his hands.
Understandably, attention quickly turned to Romain Grosjean’s wife and children as thanks to the safety innovations in Formula One, they still have their husband and father respectively.
But just who is Romain Grosjean’s wife?
Grosjean involved in horror crash
After a poor qualifying at the Bahrain Grand Prix, which saw him start in 19th place, Romain Grosjean was in a fighting mood as he looked to scythe his way through the field on lap 1.
However, a high-speed collision with Alpha Tauri’s Daniil Kyvat saw Grosjean careering off towards the barrier on the exit of turn 3.
Fans watching on were greeted with the horrifying sight of a huge explosion as Grosjean’s car collided with the Armco barriers and was torn in half by the force of the impact.
The front end of Grosjean’s car became embedded in the barrier with the Halo head-protection device undoubtedly saving his life.
Trackside marshals and the F1 medical car were quickly on the scene and after almost 30 seconds in the flaming wreckage, Grosjean was able to pull himself free and was greeted by the medical car team of Dr Ian Roberts and Alan van der Merwe.
Who is Romain Grosjean’s wife?
- Romain Grosjean’s wife is Marion Jollès Grosjean.
Born as Marion Jollès in Saint-Étienne on December 8th, 1981, 38-year-old Marion is a journalist and TV presenter.
She and Romain have been in a relationship since 2008 and the pair married in on June 27th, 2012.
Marion Jollès Grosjean has previously worked as a sports journalist, even covering Formula One for a time and is best known for her work on the TF1 show, Automoto.
In October 2017, Romain and Marion made the surprising move of releasing a cookbook which they co-authored together with the assistance of several renowned chefs.
Since Marion and Romain married in 2012, the couple have had three children together, two sons and a daughter; Sacha who was born in July 2013, Simon who was born in May 2015 and their daughter Camille who was born in December 2017.
Marion posts messages of thanks to social media
Following Romain’s terrifying crash, messages of support for the driver and his family have flooded in on social media.
While Romain has posted a reassuring video from hospital, Marion has taken to Instagram to express her thoughts and gratitude that her husband is safe and well.
“Obviously I didn’t sleep tonight,” wrote Marion on Instagram, “And to be honest, I don’t know what to write to you,” began the message.
“Thanks for all of you who have shown your support, affection, kindness that is so precious to us,” she wrote.
“Thank you to Jule Bianchi’s family; to his father Philippe, whom I keep thinking about. To Jules himself. To Kevin Magnussen for his words. To the Canal+ team for their delicacy.”
Two races remain in the 2020 F1 season.