If there is a search for the grand old man in the sport of Formula 1, one will not have to look too far beyond Spanish driver Pedro de la Rosa. At 41 years of age, de la Rosa is one of the oldest drivers currently driving on the Formula 1 circuit and with 14 professional seasons under his belt, he is also one of the most experienced men on track.
And for the very first time in his stint in the sport the Spaniard is driving for a team with a Spanish background, having signed with the Hispania Racing team. And although he has been in the sport for a very long time and there is not much there for him to prove, he still has the hunger, the driver and the desire to succeed.
With the Formula 1 season heading into its month long summer break after the Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest last weekend, it has provided the Spaniard an opportunity to look back at the season so far. According to the driver, these past seven months have been extremely intense and there has been a spectacular amount of team work involved. He admitted that the progress they have made have been slow but steady but now, they have reached a key position from where the team has to take a leap forward.
Pedro de la Rosa also added that the assessment he has made has been largely positive because the team set realistic targets for itself and according to him, they are more or less where they expected to be at this time of the season. Having failed to qualify in Australia, the team has also made steady progress along with the drivers and de la Rosa believes that now is the time when the team will come good.