De la Rosa unsure about McLaren seat

Mon, 11 September 2006, 05:05

Pedro de la Rosa is not certain that he is going to retain the McLaren race seat for the remaining three grands prix of 2006.

Team principal Ron Dennis said prior to Monza that it is ‘most likely’ that Spaniard de la Rosa would race in China, Japan and Brazil in the role vacated earlier this year by Juan Pablo Montoya.

But de la Rosa, 35, told newspaper ‘Marca’: ”Officially nobody has told me how it is going to be.”

His only real opponent for the ride is 21-year-old rookie Lewis Hamilton, who at Monza wrapped up his GP2 title.

But Dennis has said that any grand prix debutant needs ‘thousands of kilometres’ of testing under his belt, while Briton Hamilton will conduct his first real formula one runs for McLaren later this month.


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