With Peugeot's 2012 sports car driver lineup yet to be determined, this week's AUTOSPORT reports ex-Formula 1 driver Lucas di Grassi a potential candidate for a race seat. Di Grassi has tested twice for the team, once at Paul Ricard and later at MotorLand Aragon in Spain.
Bruno Famin, Peugeot Sport technical director, said di Grassi is one of a handful of candidates set to replace Toyota-bound Alexander Wurz and Pedro Lamy, who was let go at the end of the year.
“Di Grassi is under consideration along with others,” Famin said. “He has tested for us on two occasions and it went well, but nothing is decided.”
The Brazilian spent 2010 with Virgin Racing and did Pirelli tire testing in the early stages of 2011.
Jean-Karl Vernay, the manufacturer's reserve driver, is also in contention after solid testing performances and a handful of race appearances with the Signatech Nissan LMP2 team late in the season.
Although Kimi Raikkonen has tested the team's new 908, it's doubtful he'd be in line, as rumors swirl of his potential return to F1 with Williams in 2012.