Davide Valsecchi, Lotus, Barcelona, 2011

Mortara, Valsecchi and Prost to test for Lotus

2012 F1 seasonPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Davide Valsecchi, Lotus, Barcelona, 2011Lotus will run three different drivers during the forthcoming Young Drivers’ Test in Abu Dhabi.

GP2 champion Davide Valsecchi will drive the E20 on the final day of the test. “For me this is a great honour,” he said. “I am eager to showcase my talents and demonstrate that I am ready to take the next step in my career after winning the GP2 Series”.

Valsecchi drove for the former Lotus team, which is now Caterham, in first practice for last year’s Malaysian Grand Prix.

Edoardo Mortara, who won the F3 Euroseries in 2010, will drive for Lotus on the second day of the test. Mortara, a two-time winner of the Macau Grand Prix, has been racing for Audi in the DTM for the last two years.

Nicolas Prost will begin the three-day test for Lotus. The son of four-times world champion Alain Prost last raced single-seaters in A1 Grand Prix four years ago. Since then he has competed in endurance and GT racing.

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