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De la Rosa: Not expecting McLaren test driver role

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Pedro de la Rosa has admits that not expecting to back on his old profession as McLaren’s reserve driver role. But he is very confident get a test driver role somewhere else on the next year grid.

The Spaniard misplaced a reserve driver role at McLaren to join Hispania Racing Team in this season. HRT having failed to enter next season campaign following team sale progression failed, now he is left without a race seat.

In 2011 season Pedro de la Rosa was return to race seat at Sauber F1 team that dismissed him a year ago for Canadian GP main race as a fill-in replacement for Sergio Perez, who pulled out of the race following feeling ill.

“One must know how to move on and look forward, but it is true that I am a realist and everything that has happened has been very unpleasant for everyone who works at HRT,” de la Rosa told Marca.

“There are very few years in my career that I’ve eaten grapes knowing what I was going to do next year. So it’s hard, but it’s normal.

“I took a road and I live with my decision, so I’m not going to expect McLaren to throw its doors open wide, especially because I’ve left them twice. I’ve been unfaithful and so I must start from scratch. It is normal. The Spaniard added.

“However, I am confident that I will continue in F1 as a test driver or reserve. I think I will continue with a steering wheel in my hands, but there is no guarantee of anything.”


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