Grosjean wants to team with Magnussen in endurance racing

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Romain Grosjean has voiced interested in partnering with Haas teammate Kevin Magnussen in endurance racing.

Last month it was confirmed both drivers are being replaced for 2021, with Nikita Mazepin and Mick Schumacher widely rumoured to be taking their seats.

Their departure comes after a tricky four years together which saw them help Haas to their best-ever season in 2018, but struggle in the two seasons since.

There has also been questions asked over the relationship between both Grosjean and Magnussen after a few comings together last year, but the Frenchman insists they do get on.

“We are very different, but we actually get on very well together,” he said on Sky Sports reporter Natalie Pinkham's In The Pink podcast.

“Obviously, there was talk when we crashed in 2019, and it was a big story out of nothing really. People thought we didn’t like each other, but actually, we do like each other. We travel sometimes together.

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“I think that Kevin has been one of the best teammates I’ve ever had. He’s much faster than what people think, he’s a great racer, and I think with my experience and my capacity to develop the car, we’re actually doing a great job.

“I wouldn’t mind racing in endurance racing with Kevin as a teammate. I think we’d find a good compromise and we’d have fun.”

Grosjean has identified WEC and IndyCar as two potential options for his post-F1 career, revealing how his interest in endurance racing came from competing in the Virtual Le Mans 24 Hours held earlier this year.

“It has sometimes been a bit hard in my career because I really need to feel like the team is behind me and we’re in it together,” he said.

“I’ve had it most of the time which is great, but sometimes it hasn’t quite worked out and I just don’t feel at my best when it’s like that.

“I’m looking at endurance racing. If you’re good with your teammate and you’re having a great time with them and the whole team, it can be a very good experience.

“Actually, doing Le Mans 24 Hours virtually, with three teammates, made me feel really special and made me really want to do it in real life.

“You share everything, and when you cross the finish line it’s like ‘yes guys, we’ve done it!'”