D'Ambrosio to be Lotus' backup F1 driver for 2012

Updated: 25 January 2012 15:46 IST

The Lotus team says Jerome d'Ambrosio of Belgium will be its reserve driver this Formula One season, providing backup to Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean.

Paris:

The Lotus team says Jerome d'Ambrosio of Belgium will be its reserve driver this Formula One season, providing backup to Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean.

The 26-year-old D'Ambrosio said Tuesday that "it's an exciting next step in my career" and an opportunity he "couldn't afford to miss."

D'Ambrosio lost his spot at Marussia Virgin Racing to French driver Charles Pic two months ago.

Topics : Formula 1 Romain Grosjean Jerome d'Ambrosio Lotus
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