Dramatic Ferrari debut for De la Rosa as F138 catches fire

Pedro De La Rosa

Pedro de la Rosa tends to the burning Ferrari F138

It was a dramatic Ferrari debut for veteran Pedro e la Rosa when, after two installation laps, he was forced to park the F138 due to a fire under the engine cover on the fourth and final day of Formula 1 testing at Jerez.

Ferrari wrote on Twitter: “Difficult start of the day for De La Rosa: F138 stopped on track after the second installation lap.”

The incident took place just over an hour into the morning session.

On 16 January 2013, de la Rosa was announced as the Ferrari development and reserve driver for the 2013 Formula 1 season.