Valsecchi says he is ready to replace Raikkonen in Korea 2 October, 2013 Davide Valsecchi Davide Valsecchi insists that he is ready to make his Formula 1 debut this weekend, should he be called up to do so by Lotus. Kimi Raikkonen, the team’s regular driver, struggled through the recent Singapore Grand Prix with a back injury. So ahead of the Korean Grand Prix this weekend, the Finn said: “We will have to see how it is when I get out on track on Friday.” Meanwhile, Raikkonen suggested in Singapore that because he has not yet been paid by Lotus, he is technically entitled to sit out races. Asked if he might sue the Enstone based team, he admitted: “I don’t know. Obviously there is a reason why we make up contracts.” With that uncertainty lingering, it is no surprise that Valsecchi – Lotus’ reserve driver – is being asked if he is preparing to make his debut in Korea. “My role requires me to be ready,” the reigning GP2 champion told Italy’s Autosprint. “The rest are situations and decisions that are taken by the team alone,” added Valsecchi, 26. (GMM) Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsBoullier: I think Grosjean can be even better next yearLotus: A fantastic result and it tastes like a race winRaikkonen: I would rather start in the front and finish in front, life would be easierGrosjean: It’s good to be back on the podium, good to score a lot of pointsLotus: We’ve got good expectations for the raceRaikkonen denies that FP1 crash due to fading motivationRaikkonen to seek treatment for back injury after seasonLotus: Top five is a realistic target in qualifyingRaikkonen: It’s something that I’ve been dealing with for a long, long timeRaikkonen: We will see how my back is when I get out on track on Friday in Korea sabdopalon noyogenggong Well, if Kimi has not been paid by Lotus, so it’s a good reason to terminate his contract before it’s ended. Ferrari can give Massa’s seat for remaining races to Kimi and give us a preview for the pair. Are they friend or foe ? f1fan887 Kimi will be paid before the end of the season like last year i dont see what the problem is. Also Kimi wouldnt have back in f1 if it lotus hadnt of been there so he alot more grateful!!!