Valsecchi could replace Grosjean at Lotus in 2013 14 December, 2012 Dec.14 (GMM) GP2 champion Davide Valsecchi has hinted that he may be next in line for the vacant Lotus race seat in 2013. The Enstone based team is believed to be considering whether or not to keep on board the fast but erratic Frenchman Romain Grosjean. “I don’t wish anything bad against Grosjean,” the Italian told Autosprint magazine, “but if he’s not there then I see myself as the favourite. “It’s perhaps too early to talk about it.” It is believed that Lotus was due to make its decision about Grosjean last week, but the board met and decided to wait a little longer. Valsecchi, who would be the only Italian on the 2013 grid, added: “My goal is to get into Formula One and then prove that I deserve the chance.” Subbed by AJN. Related NewsLotus give hint of intent to keep GrosjeanGrosjean admits Formula 1 future uncertainLotus: We struggled to get a good balance on the carLotus: It’s clear that we lack paceLotus: There is still potential to be unlockedLotus announces two race deal with InterwettenGrosjean: Hockenheim will tell how much we have progressedMaldonado: Latest Renault engine much strongerMaldonado expects big power boost for GermanyLotus: Special to be first on new Pirelli 18 inch tyres michaelprescottmacarthur Let the head games begin.