Pirelli is hoping it can utilise the services of Pedro de la Rosa for one last tyre test outing, despite the Spanish veteran having recently been confirmed in a return to his former employers, McLaren.
The exiled Sauber driver moved to the role of Pirelli’s tyre tester after he was fired midway through the 2010 championship season, performing several developmental tests in a 2009 Toyota F1 ‘mule’ car.
And with Pirelli making its own return to the sport after an absence of over twenty years, the Italian tyre maker is wanting to make great strides in developing its tyres, and is hopeful it can call upon the Barcelona-born driver one more time.
“Our first test is in April and it would be ideal for Pedro to do it,” said Pirelli motorsport boss Paul Hembery.
“We have made some modifications to the Toyota and as Pedro has driven it I would like him to compare [these changes],” he is quoted as saying by Spain’s AS outlet.
[Original image via Pirelli North America]