McLaren's Dennis meets de la Rosa in Spain

By on Friday, February 18, 2011

Feb.18 (GMM) The Spanish media is still reporting the possibility of a return to McLaren for the British team's former long-time test driver Pedro de la Rosa.

De la Rosa, to turn 40 next week, left the plum role at the end of 2009 to return to the grid with Sauber.

But he was ousted mid-season, leading to the Pirelli test driving role that the Italian marque has also offered him for the 2011 season.

It is believed, however, that the Spaniard would prefer a role with an F1 team, but Spanish reports said recently that McLaren is happy with its current driver lineup of Gary Paffett supporting racers Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton.

But on Thursday, McLaren's executive chairman Ron Dennis was at the Madrid offices of the team's Spanish banking sponsor Santander.

AS newspaper reports that, during his visit, Dennis met with de la Rosa.

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