- Date of birth
- Place of birth
- Geneva, Switzerland
Born in Switzerland, Romain races under the French flag for the new American team Haas, having departed the re-born Renault team after four years to enjoy a new adventure. After an erratic spell earlier in his career, he is now established in Formula One, but has yet to deliver the consistent results his talent has promised.
He debuted in late 2009 with Renault, starting seven races, but stayed only for that spell, returning in 2012 when he picked up a reputation as accident-prone following a sequence of first lap collisions. This time, in the re-branded Lotus team, he stayed four years and proved he had race winning potential, but without a car to do the job.
This year will be different. Announced in September last year as a Haas driver, Romain has an opportunity to apply his experience and lead a team. Many say it is a gamble for him, but he has the potential to deliver and may surprise a few observers in what promises to be a fascinating development.
He has made no secret of his ambition to drive one day for Ferrari -- and Haas’s links with the Scuderia, who supply their engines, may help him realise that chance in the future.