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 in financial trouble as debts mountLotus: A boost before going into summer breakGrosjean: I leave the door open to any nice optionLotus: Not a great day for usLotus: There’s more potential in the carMaldonado would welcome JPS back at LotusGrosjean: I want to win races and soonLotus give hint of intent to keep GrosjeanGrosjean admits Formula 1 future uncertainLotus: We struggled to get a good balance on the car michaelprescottmacarthur Let the head games begin.