Lotus to replace reserve Valsecchi with youngster Sorensen

Davide Valsecchi

Davide Valsecchi

Lotus team looks to have made its choice of official reserve driver for the 2014 Formula 1 season.

It appears unlikely the Enstone based team will keep Davide Valsecchi on board, particularly after the Italian admitted that he was “angry” when bosses overlooked him as the surgery-bound Kimi Raikkonen’s replacement late last season.

“Perhaps I lack experience but what chance do you have to gain any?” he said at the time.

According to the Italiaracing publication, Lotus looks set to turn to the similarly Eric Boullier-managed, 23-year-old Danish driver Marco Sorensen for 2014.

He raced in Lotus’ black and gold colours in the Formula Renault 3.5 series last year, finishing seventh, and in September made his Formula 1 test debut in a two-year-old car at the Paul Ricard track. (GMM)

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