After returning to the grid with Sauber following a lengthy spell as McLaren’s test driver, Pedro de la Rosa Pedro de la Rosa has admitted he is not sure what he’ll be doing in the 2011 season.

After previously admitting he is “available” for employment by other teams in the future, the Spaniard has added, “I am trying only to enjoy the moment.”

Speaking with the EFE newsagency that he remains hopeful of securing a race drive for the 2011 season, despite having generally being out-performed by his team-mate Kamui Kobayashi.

“Nine races [to prove your worth] are a lot,” he added, admitting that a podium finish in 2010 was out of the question, after the difficulty the team has had bedding in its C29 car.

“That would be too much. My fight is for the top ten. We have to be realistic about our limitations.

“We have potential and all the ingredients, I’m driving well, but we are developing the car with a limited budget.”

Riding on the crest of back-to-back points’ scoring performances in Valencia and Silverstone, Sauber, with de la Rosa, will be hoping to build on these results, adding: “the next two races are very important for the team and for myself.

“For my future, I don’t know. We will speak about it in September. I’ve learned not to hurry.”

You might have to if you wish to remain gainfully employed, Pedro!

[Original image via The Cahier Archive]

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