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FEBRUARY 15, 2005

De la Rosa confirms himself at McLaren

McLaren usually like to make announcements about their drivers but it seems that Pedro de la Rosa has told a Spanish newspaper that he will be the third driver at McLaren for the first three races of the season. It seems that the team will then decide whether to continue with de la Rosa or to switch to someone else. De la Rosa speculated that this would be the team's test driver Alexander Wurz although there continue to be voices that say it will be Mika Hakkinen.

De la Rosa hopes to use the opportunity to get a drive in F1 in 2006, an ambitious target to set for himself.