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Racing Ahead: Racing driver Romain Grosjean and Head of Lamborghini Squadra Corse Giorgio Sanna discuss life and challenges on and off the track


“Beyond: A Lamborghini podcast”, episode #6 is here 

Sant’Agata Bolognese, 13 December 2023 – Lamborghini has a long history in motorsport even if racing wasn’t an original driver for the company’s foundation in 1963. Today however, it’s a key pillar for the brand, as Head of Lamborghini Squadra Corse Giorgio Sanna explains. He joins Romain Grosjean, who will campaign the new Lamborghini SC63 LMDh race car with team Iron Lynx in endurance racing next year, for the latest Lamborghini podcast Beyond: A Lamborghini Podcast.

“Coming to work for Lamborghini as a test driver 21 years ago was a dream,” says Giorgio, “and I always dreamed of taking Lamborghini to the highest levels of motorsport. It’s been a journey of two decades but what we’ve achieved in the last ten years is exceptional.” 

Romain Grosjean will get behind the wheel of Lamborghini’s new hybrid-technology LMDh race car from an illustrious career in Formula One. “I’m so excited,” he says. “In Formula One you drive alone, even if there’s an incredible team behind you. With the opportunity to drive the SC63 in endurance racing I become part of a squad of drivers and we must all work together to win.”

Exploring overcoming challenges to ‘go beyond’ and parallels between lives, the two men who share a passion for both road cars and racing discuss the importance of motorsport to Lamborghini’s super sports brand; how their careers have seen them defy limits and develop a winning mindset; and how the co-existence of teamwork and competitiveness produces the best results. And, they find time to have a chat about cooking and food: French Swiss Grosjean worked as a top-trained chef to supplement his racing.

“I started as a test driver with the mindset of a race driver,” says Giorgio Sanna. “To be a test driver you must be able to push, repeat and really importantly communicate. That teamwork element is crucial.”

“Agreed.” says Grosjean. “It’s one of the most exciting things for me coming to endurance racing where all the drivers as well as the support crew must work together to win.”

Sanna and Grosjean discuss their careers, wins and challenges, including Grosjean’s racing accident, overcoming fear and adversity to learn and turn it to their advantage. They debate the difference between single-seaters and sports car racing, as well as how work and life combine into ‘lifestyle’.  The two enthusiastically anticipate 2024 and competing the Lamborghini SC63 in the world’s most important endurance races such as the hypercar class of the 2024 FIA World Endurance Championship including the 24 Hours of Le Mans; and the GTP class of the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship Endurance Cup, which includes iconic races such as the 24 Hours of Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring. But what’s their favourite circuit and which race are they most looking forward to?

Hosted by Lamborghini Director of Communications Tim Bravo and lifestyle and music broadcaster Giulia Salvi, Beyond: A Lamborghini Podcast is available to listen to on Spotify and Apple Podcasts, to watch on YouTube for a fully immersive experience, and via the special podcast hub on A new episode will drop each month.


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