Valsecchi not a favourite for Lotus seat, but still in the running 5 October, 2013 Davide Valsecchi Davide Valsecchi, the reigning GP2 champion, may not the favourite to replace Ferrari bound Kimi Raikkonen at Lotus next year – but he is in the running for the seat. Referring to 26-year-old Italian Valsecchi, who is the Enstone based team’s current reserve driver, team boss Eric Boullier said that there are two other candidates with a stronger chance. “Massa and Hulkenberg are strong candidates,” he is quoted by Tuttosport, “but there are many other names [under consideration], to be honest. Felipe and Nico are not the only ones on the list. There is also Davide. “It is true that his lack of experience, compared to Felipe and Nico, does not make him the favourite, but he is obviously on the list,” Frenchman Boullier added. (GMM.) Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsLopez: We opened the door to FernandoGrosjean still targeting move to top teamGrosjean admits he had discussions with FerrariCash strapped Lotus lose sponsor to WilliamsGrosjean 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 year Red Bull Cheats Winning GP2 used to count for something. Not any more. Webber’s Mate Wearing Kimi’s overalls?