Formula One - Lotterer ready for F1 aged 32

Formula One - Lotterer ready for F1 aged 32
Germany's Andre Lotterer, 32, talks to the media in the paddock at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Spa on August 22, 2014 ahead of the Belgium Formula One Grand Prix. Three-time Le Mans winner Andre Lotterer will drive for Caterham at this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix, replacing Japan's Kamui Kobayashi, the team announced on Wednesday. AFP PHOTO / TOM GANDOLFINI (AFP Photo/Tom Gandolfini)

- Andre Lotterer may be twice as old as F1’s latest teenage sensation Jos Verstappen but the 32-year-old intends to seize his opportunity this weekend when he takes over Kamui Kobayashi’s Caterham seat at the Belgian Grand Prix.

“Sure, it came a little bit later than expected, but I cannot say I feel a worse driver at 32 than years ago!" said the three-time Le Mans winner.

“It's the opposite. I managed to get a lot of experience and feel much more confident over the years. Age is a number.

“I have been flat out racing all my life and I don't feel I have any problems with speed or any pains anywhere. I am taking the challenge.”