F1: Top 10 One-Off Podium

Sanjay S Prakash

#9 Pedro de la Rosa

Pedro de la Rosa
Pedro de la Rosa celebrating his one-off podium at Budapest 2006

Pedro de la Rosa scored the first (and only) podium finish of his career finishing at the second position in the Hungarian Grand Prix 2006. Button won the race despite beginning at the 14th place through relentless driving ahead of de la Rosa and Heidfeld getting BMW Sauber's first ever podium with 3rd. Robert Kubica who finished in seventh place was later disqualified as his car was underweight due to excessive tire wear.

This coincidentally meant that Michael Schumacher earned a point despite not finishing, who was notably seen being overtaken by Pedro during his hunt to the podium finish.

The Spanish driver was signed by the McLaren for the 2006 season in place of Juan Pablo Montoya who departed to NASCAR. His place which was initially uncertain but some successful results led to him being retained.

Before being part of the McLaren he was part of Arrows and Jaguar. After 7 seasons with McLaren Pedro was part of Sauber, HRT, and Ferrari.

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