De la Rosa not expecting call from McLaren 27 December, 2012 Dec.27 (GMM) Veteran Pedro de la Rosa has acknowledged that, with HRT closing its doors, he is not expecting to simply stroll back into his former job as McLaren‘s reserve driver. “No, that’s not true,” he told the Spanish sports newspaper Marca. “I took my road and I live with my decision, so I’m not going back to McLaren with their doors open wide, because I left twice.” Spaniard de la Rosa, 41, was arguably F1’s most highly respected test driver when he accepted the challenge to become HRT’s lead race driver in 2012. He expected to stay in 2013, but the Spanish backmarker has all but officially folded. As for his chances of returning to McLaren, de la Rosa admitted: “I’ve been unfaithful and so it is normal to be starting from scratch. “I am confident that I will continue in F1 as a test or reserve driver, but there is no guarantee of anything.” Meanwhile, de la Rosa said that his season at the back of the grid with HRT was not his worst in F1. “I especially liked working at McLaren – there can be no doubt,” he told f1news.ru. “My least favourite team? Sauber. I did not like that they blamed every problem on the driver, not the car, which obviously did not have the speed.” Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsButton linked with Le Mans switch as McLaren ditherBoullier: I understand Jenson may not feel comfortableButton not concerned about his F1 futureAlonso now with Movistar backing key to 2015 gridHamilton staying at Mercedes, Alonso to McLaren deal doneMcLaren preview Russian Grand PrixAlonso in tough negotiations with McLarenMarko predicts Alonso is heading back to McLarenMcLaren deny Stroll to buy into teamMcLaren planning private Honda tests?