Santander “Would Back” De la Rosa In His Quest For A 2010 Seat
Santander Espana boss Enrique Garcia Candelas has said he would be willing to provide sponsorship and money to help Pedro de La Rosa find a race seat for the 2010 season.
The Spanish driver is looking at drives with Campos Meta, USF1 and potentially with the new Sauber team. With all three being “new teams” they are seeking sponsorship, and to an extent pay-drivers.
De la Rosa got the offer at an awards ceremony where he presented an upcoming young racing star with a cheque from the company for sponsorship, joking on -stage “I’m a young star too, can I have a cheque?”
“If it is found it is necessary to support him, we would do it,” Candelas is quoted as saying by Spain’s Diario AS.
I think this could potentially pave the way for him into Campos, being a Spanish based team. Alongside Bruno Senna, there would be no doubting raw talent, experience and a good load of sponsors for the new team.
Santander recently announced a high level sponsorship deal with Scuderia Ferrari, alongside a reduction in sponsorship with McLaren. They have increased their F1 presence by sponsoring a number of Grand Prix including the British GP.
This entry was posted on November 30, 2009 by f1fanatics. It was filed under F1 News, F1 Sponsorship, HRT F1 - Hispania Racing and was tagged with Bruno Senna, Campos Meta, Pedro De La Rosa, Santander, Sauber, US F1.