Romain Grosjean has revealed he had to chase burglars away from his home, with his family fortunately coming to no harm in the incident. Grosjean revealed that a pair of intruders scarpered once he investigated what was going on in his family's home.
Grosjean shared an image on Instagram of a broken door, writing: "Not the best feeling over, but we are all safe."
He posted in a later comment: "Thank you so much everyone. Not the best night for us but so thankful we are all safe.
"Kids didn't hear a thing, I'm glad they don't know anything about this bad experience and hope to keep it that way."
Grosjean's wife Marion labelled the Haas driver a "hero" in her own post.
She wrote: "Often sportsmen who achieve great things are said to be heroes. I have never agreed with this word, they don't save the world, they enhance it. Of course that is a lot in itself.
"Today though, I can say that my husband is both: a sportsman and a hero.
"This French window [pictured in her Instagram post] is the one by which the burglars entered our home in the night.
“Happily no one was hurt and our children will never know of the fright it has caused, thanks to @grosjeanromain who did not hesitate to leap in front of them to block their way and protect his family.
"I don't like to talk about our private life in the press but heroes should be known, and recognised, and I live with one of them."
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