De la Rosa will be Ferrari reserve driver in 2013 17 January, 2013 Newly appointed Pedro de la Rosa will be Ferrari‘s official reserve driver at grands prix this year. Earlier, the Italian team announced that the 2012 HRT driver – 41-year-old Spaniard de la Rosa – will be a development driver this year, working especially in the Maranello simulator. But according to Spain’s AS newspaper, team boss Stefano Domenicali has confirmed that the former long-time McLaren test driver will also be Ferrari’s official reserve in 2013. “I hope [replacing Fernando Alonso or Felipe Massa] doesn’t have to happen, but he could be a [race] driver in the event that it is necessary,” said the Italian. “But mainly we want [him] to be focused on the development work,” added Domenicali. (GMM) Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsSilly Season: Alonso to McLaren looking likelyMattiacci: For the moment Fernando will continueFerrari: Performance of our cars was a pleasant surpriseFerrari: We want three car teams for the showHonda plan Alonso charm offensive at SuzukaAlonso: I think a podium is closer than everFerrari: The car will continue to improve right to the endMassa advises Alonso to resist McLaren switchFerrari: We had to deal with some reliability problemsFerrari pay tribute to Santander boss Botin McLarenfan Pedro de la Rosa & Fernando Alonso all they need now is Nigel Stepney and we can have Red Bull Gate f1 fan LOL !! , but that was a nice promotion wasnt it, From HRT to Ferrari ! McLarenfan Pedro will only test Alonso specific equipment in the secret sim.