Spain

Last Race: 10th May Spain

Spain GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Nico Rosberg
2 Lewis Hamilton
3 Sebastian Vettel
Monaco

Next Race: 24th May Monaco

De la Rosa not expecting McLaren return

2012-12-30 11:00:00

 RSS

Share:

De la Rosa not expecting McLaren return

Pedro de la Rosa may have gained many plaudits as McLaren's test and reserve driver but he isn't holding his breath about a return to the team...

Pedro de la Rosa may have gained many plaudits as McLaren's test and reserve driver but he isn't holding his breath about a return to the team.


The Spaniard is without a drive after his HRT team folded at the end of the 2012 season and is not considered to be in the running for the remaining race-seats on the grid. As such a test role seems the most likely option if he is to stay in F1, but de la Rosa is realistic about his chances of finding a home at McLaren.

"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," he told Marca newspaper, "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.

"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."

Rob Smedley and Valtteri Bottas have a laugh before practice

Editor's Picks

Merc's Spanish GP Updates

Merc's Spanish GP Updates

As the rest of the field look to close the gap, Mercedes introduced a few new parts to the W06 themselves in Spain...

Good Race, Bad Race: Spain

Good Race, Bad Race: Spain

Some had it better than others in Spain...

Forum: Good For A Laugh

Forum: Good For A Laugh

Nico Rosberg laughed off number two claims; the Forum laughed at him laughing it off...

F1 Could Learn From FIFA

F1 Could Learn From FIFA

The F1 Strategy Group's latest vision for the sport falls well short of the existential threat to F1: sustainability...

PF1 Fantasy Racing

PF1 Fantasy Racing

Are you a Ross Brawn or a Paul Stoddart? Can you manage money like Bernie or Caterham? Let's find out...