Swiss team Sauber's new Russian partners will result in Sirotkin being groomed for a 2014.
Young Russian racer Sergey Sirotkin will begin his first steps with the Sauber team this week in Switzerland
James Calado may be bumped up from being a test driver to become Force India's reserve driver for the rest of this year. The GP2 driver may end up with a full Formula One ride in 2014.
Abiteboul is backing van der Garde, who will drop five places on the Silverstone grid after his crash with Webber in Canada, and Frenchman Pic.