De la Rosa ready to replace unwell Hulkenberg in Abu Dhabi 1 November, 2013 Pedro de la Rosa Pedro de la Rosa is poised to fill in at Sauber, should Nico Hulkenberg not recover from a bout of food poisoning. Reports by the Spanish sports newspapers AS and Marca say that former team driver de la Rosa, now the Ferrari reserve, is first in line for the Abu Dhabi seat, after Hulkenberg spent all of Thursday unwell in his hotel. “I don’t know about this particular case,” de la Rosa told AS correspondent Manuel Franco. “But it is true that there is a sort of agreement that if anything would ever happen that there is this important relationship between Sauber and Ferrari for the engines. “But in this case, no one has spoken to me,” the 42-year-old added. Asked if de la Rosa is on standby, a Sauber spokesman said: “If [Hulkenberg] doesn’t recover, then we would have to look at other solutions. “But we hope that he is well for practice on Friday.” (GMM) Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsSauber: We are not satisfied with a result like thisSauber: Once again Qualifying showed how competitive our car isSauber: Both drivers were pretty happy with the carHulkenberg not feeling well ahead of Abu Dhabi GP weekendSauber previews the Abu Dhabi GP at Yas Marina CircuitSauber: It is regrettable thatwe missed some pointsSauber: We managed to do everything we plannedAbu Dhabi GP: Sauber previews weekend at Yas MarinaSauber: Our drivers showed fighting spiritAbu Dhabi Day 2: Sauber report flaf1 doesn’t sauber have there OWN reserve driver?