De la Rosa to keep McLaren seat – report

Sun, 27 August 2006, 11:35

Pedro de la Rosa will keep his seat at McLaren alongside Kimi Raikkonen for the remaining three races after Monza, according to reports in the Spanish press.

Although Gary Paffett and Lewis Hamilton theoretically threatened the 35-year-old Spaniard’s ride, newspaper ‘Marca’ wrote that de la Rosa has now been told of the unofficial news.

The 2006 finale in Brazil, too, might not be Pedro’s last taste of formula one racing for now.

Speculation in Istanbul suggests that the Juan Pablo Montoya-substitute is also in the running for the 2007 McLaren seat alongside Fernando Alonso, as well as Alonso’s current Renault ride.

It is believed that Renault team sponsor Telefonica is keen to replace the departing 25-year-old world champion with another Spaniard.


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