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 NewsLopez and Briatore play down Alonso reportsSilly Season: Briatore working to take Alonso to LotusLotus: We couldn’t convert the potential into realityGrosjean slams Renault after Singapore qualifyingLotus: Very frustrating qualifyingLotus: We’re much happier with the E22 hereMaldonado: It should be better at Singapore for usGrosjean: We head to Singapore with renewed confidenceLotus: Monza has been a difficult venue for usLotus: The race will be a challenge michaelprescottmacarthur Let the head games begin.