The wife of Haas F1 Team’s Romain Grosjean, Marion, has shared a heroic story of his husband saving his family from a theft attempt at home.
Following the end of the F1 Canadian GP at Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, Grosjean flew back straight to his home in Nyon, Switzerland, to spend as much time with his wife Marion Jolles Grosjean and his three children Sacha, Simon and Camille.
Little he knew about the danger that was to come. Late on Monday night, there was a theft attempt at his home as per his wife’s social media post on Tuesday morning. Marion wrote that the French F1 driver confronted the thieves and stopped them from stealing.
She added that normally she doesn’t share her personal life – which is fair enough – but she wanted to share this act of bravery and heroic save from Grosjean. She did not mention if the thieves were caught and handed to the police though.
“Often, sportsmen who perform great performances are said to be heroes. I have never agreed with this term; they do not save the world, they embellish it! Of course, it’s already a lot. Today though, I can tell from my husband that he is both a sportsman and a hero.
“This French window is the one by which burglars entered our home that night. No one has been hurt happily, and our children will never even know of the fright that has been ours, thanks to Romain who has not hesitated to leap in front of them to block their way and protect his family.
“I have never liked to display our private life in the press or on the networks, but the heroes win to be known, to be recognized, and I live with one of them. Thank you my love,” she wrote on her social channel.
Later on Grosjean added:
[Note: The message from Marion was translated from French to English via Google]