Pedro de la Rosa He is one of the most wanted characters in recent days. The Spaniard was a pilot of the Formula 1 until 2012, where he retired from the team HRT. However, he was in very important teams as a reserve driver, such as McLaren and Ferrari. In the British team, he shared a team with Lewis hamilton, whom he met when he was very young. «It was already special«He recalled in an interview.
De la Rosa returned to the fore in Formula 1 after a record. The Spaniard set the fastest lap of the race at the Bahrain circuit in 2005, however, last weekend he again maintained his fastest lap, for the 16th consecutive year. De la Rosa gave an interview to the ‘F1 Nation’ podcast and recalled Hamilton’s arrival at McLaren.
In 2007 Lewis Hamilton emerged as one of the future figures of Formula 1. However, the Briton quickly established himself in the category. In his first year he fought for the championship with his then teammate, Fernando Alonso, who had just won two consecutive titles with Renault. This year, Kimi raikkonen achieved the crown with Ferrari.
By that stage, de la Rosa was already at McLaren (he achieved a podium in the Hungarian GP 2006) and assured that the figure of Hamilton already demonstrated quality in his first steps. Lewis is awesome. From the first day he got into the McLaren, it was already special. It only took him two laps at Silverstone to get up to speed and set competitive times. “
On the other hand, the Spaniard commented that Hamilton will continue in Formula 1 for quite some time. I don’t talk to him, at least not like before. But I think any driver, as long as he feels competitive and his team is competitive, if he gets up every Sunday and can win a Grand Prix, he never leaves it. You keep going until you realize that you’ve lost speed, ”he said.