Davide Valsecchi, Lotus, 2013

Valsecchi replaces Raikkonen for penultimate test day

2013 F1 seasonPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Davide Valsecchi, Lotus, 2013Lotus’s third driver Davide Valsecchi will drive for the team in today’s test at the Circuit de Catalunya, the team has confirmed.

Kimi Raikkonen was scheduled to drive the car today. Up until yesterday evening Raikkonen was expected to be driving the car but the team have indicated this morning he is unwell.

Valsecchi drove for the team in the Young Drivers’ Test at Abu Dhabi last year and joined them as a test driver this year.

Romain Grosjean, who drove the car on Thursday and Friday, said he yesterday he would not be at the track on Saturday and Sunday.

“For sure I would have preferred to have one day with sun and more higher temperatures,” he said.

This article will be updated.

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