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de la Rosa 'desperate' for more points

Pedro de la Rosa has set his sights on scoring more points in Belgium after he broke his duck for the year in Hungary.

Sauber's Pedro de la Rosa will be 'hunting' to score more points at the F1 2010 Belgian Grand Prix next weekend.

The Spaniard, who returned to racing full-time this year, having been a McLaren test and reserve driver from 2003-2009, finally got off the mark in Hungary at the end of July, when he finished seventh.

He is now determined to use that result as a launch pad and with Sauber having made progress with the Ferrari-powered C29 since the start of the year, the final third of the season could turn out to be pretty fruitful.

"I enjoyed the holiday break, but I must say I prefer this after the end of the season," de la Rosa said. "I did a lot of sports and cannot wait to go racing again, especially as our car is getting better and better.

"I am desperately looking forward to hunting for some more championship points now."

de la Rosa last raced at Spa-Francorchamps back in 2002, when he was with Jaguar, and while his record at the circuit in F1 isn't very good – he has only finished once in four attempts, when he was 16th with Arrows in 2000 – he still likes the 7 kilometre track.

"It is a long time since I have raced in Spa, but it is a circuit you hardly ever forget," he continued. "It is extremely challenging with the high speed corners.

"Eau Rouge nowadays will be flat out, and at the end of the following straight there is a good overtaking possibility. The track is extremely nice to drive and when it rains it becomes even more exciting.

"I think for a typical Spa weekend you have to have rain at some point. Racing in Spa is all about rhythm, as you need to keep the cornering speed very high," he summed-up.

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Pedro de la Rosa (ESP), BMW Sauber F1 Team, C29
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Taz - Unregistered

August 23, 2010 12:17 PM

Well it's a pay drive, Sauber was in deep trouble and a decent test driver waving a cheque obviously mad sense at the time. At least Peter Sauber give Kobi a chance.

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