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. Content on GrandPrix247.com by: staff & contributors, Reuters syndication, GMM service, Getty Images, Formula 1 teams, sponsors & organisations.