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Pedro de la Rosa

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Pedro de la Rosa

Pedro who? Yes, De la Rosa is known as much for his career as a test driver for the likes of McLaren and Sauber as he is for his occasional appearances as a competitive Formula 1 driver. The extremely talented but uncharismatic Fernando Alonso is a more obvious choice if you’re looking for a Spanish motor racing star. But in a sport where being a self-obsessed, whingeing playboy is virtually in the job description, De la Rosa has always displayed a refreshingly down-to-earth attitude and saint-like patience as he plays second fiddle to the big names.

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