Pedro de la Rosa

Pedro de la Rosa
Pedro de la Rosa 2010 Malaysia.jpg
De la Rosa at the 2010 Malaysian Grand Prix
Born (1971-02-24) 24 February 1971 (age 47)
Barcelona, Spain
Formula One World Championship career
NationalitySpain Spanish
Active years19992002, 20052006, 20102012
TeamsArrows, Jaguar, McLaren, Sauber, HRT
Entries107 (104 starts)
Career points35
Pole positions0
Fastest laps1
First entry1999 Australian Grand Prix
Last entry2012 Brazilian Grand Prix

Pedro Martínez de la Rosa (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈpeðɾo ðe la ˈrosa]; born 24 February 1971) is a former Spanish Formula One driver who has participated in 107 Grands Prix for the Arrows, Jaguar, McLaren, Sauber and HRT F1 teams, debuting on 7 March 1999, becoming one of very few drivers to score a point at his first race. He has scored a total of 35 championship points, which includes a podium finish at the 2006 Hungarian Grand Prix.

On 21 November 2011, De la Rosa signed a two-year contract to drive for the HRT F1 team,[1] but he only remained with the team for one season, after HRT withdrew from the 2013 team list, leaving him without a drive for the 2013 season. On 16 January 2013, De la Rosa was announced as the Ferrari development driver for the 2013 Formula One season. De la Rosa, along with Michael Schumacher was the last F1 driver that had raced in the sport in the 1990s.

Early career

De la Rosa was born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, and unlike most drivers, he started his career in radio-controlled cars, specialising in 1:8 off-road. He not just won three consecutive domestic championship titles between 1983 and 1985,[2][3] he became the first multiple European radio controlled off-road championship twice in 1983 and 1984[4][5] and was runner up in the world championship in 1986.[6] It was only after that when he started karting in a local Spanish championship in 1988 when he was 17. He then joined the Spanish Formula Fiat Uno and became champion in 1989.

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