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 NewsGrosjean handed 20-place grid penaltyOcon to drive Lotus in Abu Dhabi FP1Lotus confirm Grosjean for 2015 seasonOcon set for Lotus FP1 drive in Abu DhabiLotus use practice at Yas to test 2015 componentsMaldonado: Abu Dhabi to be one of the best races of the yearGrosjean: I’m after a positive end to a tough seasonGrosjean to stay with Lotus appears a done dealLotus hoping for Grosjean decision soonLopez: No surprise if Alonso returns to Enstone michaelprescottmacarthur Let the head games begin.