de la Rosa joins HRT, and now what?

21 Nov

The de la Rosa move to HRT was for many a surprise. The Spaniard had an offer but he wasn’t very keen to go down this path. Seems that things changed rapidly in the last days and he will drive for 2y at HRT. Pedro is a highly rated "development" driver but the questionmark remains on how he could help the teams are not allowed to test in season. Don’t forget that he started with Sauber in 2010 but he was shown the way out mid-season.

The question is who will be next to him. Tonio Liuzzi has a contract for next year, but we saw many times that contracts doesn’t tell much these days. Of course in the pole position we do have Liuzzi, but if things doesn’t go this way then we might see the option of HRT giving away the seat as they did with Ricciardo this year.


Posted by on 21 Nov, 2011 in F1


2 responses to “de la Rosa joins HRT, and now what?

  1. F1 Sight

    21 Nov, 2011 at 22:09

    This move make no sense for the team other than a commercial tie in. I am willing to bet that Colin Kolles had no say in this matter…

    • Sound_Of_Madness

      21 Nov, 2011 at 23:42

      Let’s not forget that de la Rosa has vast experience, is good at giving feedback (which is sth a team like HRT needs) + he might bring one or two good ideas from the McLaren engineering department. Sauber at 2010 was one of the first teams to successfully implement the f-duct.

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