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Q&A: Pedro de la Rosa, HRT

Its main strength is that it has a great mechanical platform of suspensions and chassis and it has proved it at circuits where that is important. It is also reliable. Its weakness is its lack of downforce compared to other cars. We know exactly where we lose time and why, so we must work on that.

Q:
Of the circuits to come, which are you most looking forward to racing at? And the least?

Pedro de la Rosa:
This is a trick question because my favourite circuit is Suzuka, since in my opinion it's the nicest in the championship, but almost all of its corners are quick and that's going to give us a lot of problems. So the circuit I'm most looking forward to is Monza because it has long straights and strong braking corners, and our car performs very well in this kind of circuits. The ones I'm least looking forward to are Suzuka and Spa because they're going to be very complicated for us.

Q:
What would you consider a success once the season is finished?

Pedro de la Rosa:
If we manage to qualify inside the 103 per cent it will be a complete success. Especially doing so without KERS and a much less effective DRS system than the other teams. But it's going to be very difficult because at the last Grand's Prix the difference has been a bit bigger. If we manage to be under 104 per cent with the aero package for Singapore it will be a great finish to the season and the necessary momentum to start next season strongly.

Q:
But now it's time to rest a bit to face an intense second half of the season. What plans do you have for the holidays?

Pedro de la Rosa:
Like every year I'm going to Mallorca, to a small town on the east coast. I've spent my summers there since I was 3 years old and I have my childhood friends there and I'm going with my wife and three daughters who I'm really looking forward to spending as much time as possible with.

Q:
Do you have a message for the fans?

Pedro de la Rosa:
The same one as at the start of the season. We're thankful for their support and we're here because of them. I thank them for their patience because I understand that the fans want us to be fighting at the front. But they also see that we're improving every day, cutting down the difference, and building a serious project for all us to feel proud about.





Related Pictures

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20.07.2012 - - Free Practice 1, Pedro de la Rosa (ESP) HRT Formula 1 Team F112
20.07.2012 - Free Practice 3, Pedro de la Rosa (ESP) HRT Formula 1 Team F112
20.07.2012 - Free Practice 3, Pedro de la Rosa (ESP) HRT Formula 1 Team F112
22.07.2012 - Race, Pedro de la Rosa (ESP) HRT Formula 1 Team F112
23.06.2012- Free Practice 3, Pedro de la Rosa (ESP) HRT Formula 1 Team F112
21.06.2012- Press conference, Pedro de la Rosa (ESP) HRT Formula 1 Team F112
29.07.2012-Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Lotus F1 Team E20 and Pedro de la Rosa (ESP) HRT Formula 1 Team F112
20.07.2012 - Free Practice 1, Pedro de la Rosa (ESP) HRT Formula 1 Team F112

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