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. Related NewsInside Ferrari: Working even harderMattiacci: Alonso is the best driver on the gridRaikkonen: I trust Ferrari, next year things will get betterFerrari: Team showed it could react extremely wellEarly birthday present for AlonsoAlonso: It tastes like a victory for usRaikkonen: I wanted to go again, but the team said no needFerrari: Mixed fortunes for our teamFerrari: We had to work a lot on the set-upFerrari View: Do not over react to changing conditions 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.