Lotus team principal Eric Boullier expects Kimi Raikkonen will be well enough to drive on the final day of testing tomorrow after missing today’s test.
Lotus’s third driver Davide Valsecchi will drive for the team in today’s test instead of Kimi Raikkonen, who is unwell.
GP2 champion Davide Valsecchi will be Lotus’s third driver this year, the team have confirmed.
Lotus will run Davide Valsecchi, Edoardo Mortara and Nicolas Prost during the forthcoming Young Drivers’ Test at Abu Dhabi.
Lotus will run two reserve drivers in the first practice session at Shanghai.
Davide Valsecchi will participate in an F1 race weekend for the first time on Friday.
Lotus has confirmed Luiz Razia and Davide Valsecchi will be the team’s test drivers in 2011.
Daniel Ricciardo did the fastest ever lap of the Yas Marina circuit during the second young drivers’ test day.
Young drivers backed by Ferrari, McLaren and Renault are among those competing in the new GP2 season which starts this weekend. Winning the category is the best way to get yourself a ticket into F1 – and it’s great racing too. Here’s your guide to the season ahead: