|Pedro de la Rosa Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9¾ in|
|Date of Birth||February 24, 1971|
Pedro de la Rosa is a Spanish former Formula One driver whose career started in radio-controlled cars before he went on to compete in 107 Grands Prix for the Arrows, Jaguar, McLaren, Sauber, and HRT teams.
Pedro Martínez de la Rosa
Pedro de la Rosa
Former Racing Driver, Technical and Sporting Advisor
5 ft 9¾ in or 177 cm
74 kg or 163 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Pedro de la Rosa has dated –
- Maria – He is married to Maria and the duo parents 3 daughters – Georgina (b. January 21, 2003), Olivia (b. November 10, 2004), and Luna (b. March 25, 2008).
Race / Ethnicity
- Prominent Adam’s apple
- Deep-set eyes
Pedro de la Rosa Facts
- As a radio-controlled car driver, he specialized in 1:8 off-road and emerged as the winner of 3 consecutive domestic championship titles between 1983 and 1985.
- In the year 1988, Pedro de la Rosa started karting at the age of 17 in a local Spanish championship and later joined the Spanish Formula Fiat Uno, becoming champion in 1989.
- He became champion in the Spanish Formula Ford 1600 in 1990.
- He raced the Japanese Formula Three series in 1995 and became champion. The following year, Pedro de la Rosa finished 8th in both the Formula Nippon and All Japan GT Championship.
- With Michael Krumm, he was the All-Japan GT Champion.
- He raced with Arrows from 1999 to 2000 and debuted in the Australian Grand Prix, finishing 6th.
- In 2001, he joined Jaguar and raced alongside Eddie Irvine for 2 years. Afterward, he became a part of McLaren as a test driver but got the chance to race at the 2005 Bahrain Grand Prix when Juan Pablo Montoya injured his shoulder.
- Pedro de la Rosa scored his first and only Formula One podium at the 2006 Hungarian Grand Prix.
- At Sauber, he raced with Japanese driver Kamui Kobayashi and later dropped from his race seat in favor of Nick Heidfeld after the Italian Grand Prix.
- He returned to McLaren in 2011 as a test and reserve driver.
- In 2013, Ferrari signed him in a developmental role for the team and it was later announced that Pedro de la Rosa would share testing duties of their 2013 challenger, the F138, with Felipe Massa at the first test of the season.
- He has served as the technical and supporting advisor to the Techeetah Formula E team.
- He founded the racing team called Drivex in 2005 along with Miguel Ángel de Castro.
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