Jerome D'Ambrosio is confirmed as Lotus F1's third driver in 2012.
Jerome D'Ambrosio will be Lotus' reserve driver in 2012, the team has confirmed today. The Belgian drove for Virgin Racing in 2011, before being replaced by Charles Pic for the upcoming season. D'Ambrosio competed in every race in 2011, with a best finish of 14th, in Australia and Canada.
It is understood D'Ambrosio was in the frame for the second Williams seat, but that was taken by Bruno Senna. Only the second HRT seat is free, though Jarno Trulli's seat at Caterham is thought to be under threat.