The driver managed to walk away from the accident, and issued an update to his worried fans in the immediate aftermath on social media, where he said: “Hopefully I will now work on what is coming next, where am I going to go racing, where am I going to go winning races!
“I would like to thank everyone for the messages, the support and the love. It has been incredible to see in such a difficult time.”
Grosjean signed to race for Dale Coyne Racing in the American IndyCar series, and finished 10th in the season opener in Alabama, then 13th at Round 2 in St. Petersburg.
He sat out the following two rounds in Texas, with team-mate Pietro Fittipaldi taking the wheel on the 230-miles-per-hour oval track.
But now Grosjean will step back into an F1 car once again in an emotional one-off return to the sport he competed in for more than a decade.