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 NewsCan Vettel emulate Schumacher’s success at Ferrari?Massa: Kimi’s problem is psychologicalVideo: Ferrari tribute for birthday boy RaikkonenRaikkonen staying at Ferrari amid Alonso departure reportsMarchionne: We’ve got to kick some ass and quicklyMontezemolo: Fernando is leaving Ferrari for two reasonsMontezemolo: The least I expected was a thank youDomenicali joins Audi, will Alonso follow?Berger surprised by Vettel move to FerrariMattiacci: Engine freeze against principles of F1 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.