Pedro de la Rosa:
A Brief Biography
Pedro Martínez de la Rosa is a Spanish Formula One driver who debuting on 7 March 1999, becoming one of very few drivers to score a point at his first race. He He has scored a total of 35 championship points, which includes a podium finish at the 2006 Hungarian Grand Prix. He has participated in 107 Grands Prix for the Arrows, Jaguar, McLaren, Sauber and HRT F1 teams. In 1990, de le Rosa raced in Spanish Formula Ford 1600 and became champion. In 1992 he was both European and British Formula Renault champion. In 1995, he was champion of the Japanese Formula Three series and third in the Macau Grand Prix. In 1997, he was champion in Formula Nippon. He was also the All Japan GT Champion with Michael Krumm. In 1999, he joined the Arrows and scored one world championship point at the Australian Grand Prix. He raced for two years with Jaguar Racing alongside Eddie Irvine, scoring 3 points in 2001. On July 11, 2006 it was announced that de la Rosa would take over the second McLaren race seat. In 2010 De la Rosa drove for the newly-resurrected Sauber team. On 9 March 2011, he returned to McLaren following which he signed with HRT F1 for a two-year contract on 21 November 2011.