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. Tweet Related NewsLotus deal with Grosjean in final stagesLouts to test 2015 nose in AustinGrosjean hints at Lotus stay for 2015Grosjean expected to stay at Lotus beyond 2014Maldonado expects half second boost with MercedesF3 champion Ocon to test for LotusAbiteboul says Lotus not a big loss for RenaultGrosjean says Mercedes deal good for LotusLotus to race with Mercedes power from 2015Lotus preview Russian Grand Prix michaelprescottmacarthur Let the head games begin.