But his F1 career was cut two races short when crashing at the Bahrain Grand Prix.
The horrifying incident saw Grosjean spear into the barriers on the exit of turn three, piercing through and ripping the car in half.
Flames engulfed the wreckage, though Grosjean miraculously escaped - albeit scarred from his burns.
Since his recovery, Grosjean has impressed during his switch to IndyCar and is now a factory Lamborghini GT driver.
Life is here to be lived
Speaking to GQ on how his perspective on living was changed by his experience, the Andretti Autosport driver explained: "Well, life is here to be lived.
"And if you want nothing to happen to you, you just stay home and you don't do anything. That's not the way I see life.
"I'd rather live it at 300kph. Enjoy everything I can: Flying aeroplanes, driving race cars. Having fun, rather than just trying to say, 'Oh, this could be dangerous. I'm going to stay home. I'm going to protect myself'. It's just the way I see it.
"I think if I want to be happy, I'll just need to be able to experience those things and have those sensations.
"So that's what I see. It's all the trouble that you had before, that traffic jam or delayed plane or stuff like that you would moan about - that now, you're like, 'well, if I was dead I wouldn't be here.'
"So it's not such a big deal. And I think that's why you see the biggest difference."
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