Valsecchi calls Lotus’ Kovalainen appointment a “tragedy”

avide Valsecchi, Lotus’ Reserve Driver has called the team’s decision to choose Heikki Kovalainen to substitute for Kimi Raikkonen, rather than him, a “tragedy” and a “major blow” to his career.


Valsecchi – the 2012 GP2 Champion – has spent this season as Lotus’ Reserve Driver, attending all of the races with the team, with the purpose of standing-in for either Kimi Raikkonen or Romain Grosjean if a situation arose whereby they could not race.

However, when the opportunity arose – with Kimi Raikkonen out for the final two races – the team instead chose to click here for more