Valsecchi could replace Grosjean at Lotus in 2013

Davide Valsecchi (ITA) Lotus F1 Team. Formula One Young Drivers Test, Day Three, Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Thursday 8 November 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.”

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  • michaelprescottmacarthur

    Let the head games begin.